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'Crack Baby' crisis not overblown

June 24, 2013

“‘Crack Baby’ Scare Overblown,” trumpeted a typical headline over a news story that moved about a week ago....

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Jun-26-13 11:22 PM

The article you object to wouldn't have been written if the truth were told in the first place.

I only know that in the 60's and 70's when drugs were prevalent, everybody lied to us.And young adults will use lies as rationalization do continue use. Yes, drug abuse would have occured anyway, but I wonder how many of us would have listened MORE if the truth had been told.

The truth is scary enough. Don't embellish it at the risk of causing more damage.

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Jun-25-13 10:04 AM

I watched a show about an old lady in NYC who took care of the crack babies. The poor things are curled up crying and shaking - for 6 weeks that's all they do, frankly it hurt to watch them how could anyone do that to a poor little baby? And why would anyone let them keep them after that?

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Jun-24-13 11:25 PM

These ************* addicted "Mothers?" have no health or wellnes concern of their children or any other person. How many addicts do have concerns for anyone when their entire existence is trying to satisfy their addiction by any means,even illegal?

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Jun-24-13 9:33 AM

This is why I do not support half way houses that encourage mothers to bring their children there? Is that concept not insanity? Why would anyone with a brain want to bring children into a strange envoirment full of drug addicts and sex offenders who are also drug addicts? Kids would only be a distraction or used as an excuse to get out of getting clean. However having kids there would guarantee the facility food stamps. I wonder if that's why they want the kids there in the first place?

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Jun-24-13 9:01 AM

Why do we let these mothers who choose drugs over their babies keep their babies? They have already chosen drugs. What is the chance of the baby ever having a normal life with a mother who will feed her addiction before feeding the baby. Chances are that these babies will grow up to repeat the cycle because this is all they will ever know. If a mother can't care for her kids properly, the kids would be better off elsewhere. Children Services are required to do everything humanly possible to keep the kids with the mothers in hope that the mother will change. Do these mothers really want the children or do they use them for the welfare benefits they receive for them? There are many couples that would love to adopt these children. These children deserve better from their birth mothers but there is a very small chance the mothers will change. These mothers should be thrown in jail as soon as they give birth and it is proven that they have been using drugs while pregnant.

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