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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Another situation of Nanny State child abuse

Tina Carlsen has been accused of neglect, kidnapping and treated like a potential pedophile by being ordered to stay away from her child, her child's father and any other child. She's spent five days in jail, bail set at $500,000. She was featured on the"America's Most Wanted" website.

What was her crime? Not agreeing with the doctors who saw her son for a kidney problem and wanting to seek a second opinion rather than putting her baby through a possibly unnecessary operation.

You can read about her story here, here and here. The Amber Alert that was sent out when Tina Carlsen removed her son from Children's Hospital was based on lies. Riley wasn't in a life threatening situation and in dire need of this operation. He wasn't on his death bed. Yes, the baby has kindey problems, but it only became an issue when the child's mom didn't agree with the doctors and sought other medical opinions. The nanny state tromped in and took a breast feeding infant from a loving and caring parent.

5 Comments:

At 8:26 AM, Blogger I am a Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"... said...

Check out my blog for an update. Also promote the site www.helpbabyriley.com

Hh

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger Gospazha said...

I suspected from the beginning that this was a disagreement between the doctors and the mothers over treatment, mostly because the state was so tight-lipped about why it had custody of the boy. Had the mother been a child abuser or something similar, the state would have announced immediately why she lost custody, and she wouldn't have been allowed to visit him in the hospital, making "kidnapping" much more difficult.

Kidnapping it isn't. It's a parent trying to make responsible choices for her son and keep the state out of it.

 
At 12:22 PM, Blogger Gospazha said...

Oops... "between the doctor and mother", not "mothers". *sheepish grin*

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger lewlew said...

Welcome Hh. I've been interested in both the doula and lactation specialist fields for years. I'm a strong advocate for both natural childbirth and breastfeeding.

gospazha-- I hadn't heard much about this case until yesterday. I must have my head in a bucket or something! I think that the only entity guilty of kidnapping is the state government.

 
At 12:55 PM, Blogger Mark said...

I think that the only entity guilty of kidnapping is the state government.

Right on, lewlew.

 

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