Mother Sentenced for Killing Her Infant With Morphine Laced Breast Milk
And evangelicals, Reformed, Fundamentalists, and Southern Baptists like to say that parenthood automatically makes a woman more mature, godly, responsible, and self-sacrificing.
Another story of a selfish, irresponsible, ungodly mother:
(Link): SC woman gets 20 years in breast feeding overdose
By Associated Press
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A judge sentenced a South Carolina woman to 20 years in prison Friday for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk.
Stephanie Greene, 39, said nothing as the minimum sentence was handed down. A jury found the former nurse guilty of homicide by child abuse the day before and she could have faced up to life behind bars.
Her lawyer said she will appeal and it’s likely the case will be tied up for years to come. Both the prosecutor and Greene’s lawyer agree no mother has ever been prosecuted in the United States for killing her child through a substance transmitted in breast milk.
Greene’s daughter Alexis was born healthy, but was found dead in her parents’ bed just 46 days after she was born in November 2010.
An autopsy found a level of morphine in the baby’s body that a pathologist testified could have been lethal for an adult. With no needle marks on the child’s body, authorities decided the drugs must have gotten into the infant through her mother’s milk, prosecutor Barry Barnette said.
A review of her medical records showed Greene carefully hid her pregnancy from her primary doctor.
Related posts this blog:
(Link): Is The Church Failing Childless Women? by Diane Paddison
(Link): Parenthood Does Not Make People More Loving Mature Godly Ethical Caring or Responsible (One Stop Thread – many examples of parents who raped, neglected, or killed their own children)
(Link): Loving the child-free people in your church by S. Burden
(Link): Hypocrisy in Christian Culture – Those who idolize parenting chide infertiles for trying to have kids
(Link): Cultural Discrimination Against Childless and Childfree Women – and link to an editorial by a Childless Woman
(Link): Family as “The” Backbone of Society? – It’s Not In The Bible
(Link): Why all the articles about being Child Free? On Being Childfree or Childless – as a Conservative / Right Wing / Christian
(Link): Fox News Channel Guest Encourages Female Host To Quit, Get Married, Have Babies – Look, I’m Right Wing, But Also A Never-Married Woman, and I Find This Obnoxious
(Link): Infertility/ Kids/ The Male Biological Clock
(Link): Lies The Church Tells Single Women (by Sue Bohlin)
(Link): Never Married Christians Over Age 35 who are childless Are More Ignored Than Divorced or Infertile People or Single Parents
(Link): Misapplication of Biblical Verses About Fertility (also mentions early marriage) – a paper by J. McKeown
(Link): Christian Patriarchy Group: God Demands You Marry and Have Babies to Defeat Paganism and Satan. Singles and the Childless Worthless (in this worldview).
(Link): Study: Couples Without Children Have Happier Marriages / Study: Having Kids Ruins Your Life
(Link): Idiot Author Thinks Childless and Childfree Should Pay Higher Taxes to Subsidize Parents