Birth alerts nec­es­sary

The Prince George Citizen - - Opinion -

The end­ing of the birth alert seizures will cer­tainly re­sult in an in­crease of in­fant mor­tal­ity from moth­ers un­able to care for their ba­bies as was the rea­son the pro­gram was im­ple­mented ini­tially.

The rea­son­ing smacks with po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness and the in­fants will be the vic­tims of such a mea­sure. Whether it be na­tive, white, black, or pur­ple does not mat­ter. What mat­ters is the risk in­fants will be ex­posed to.

The re­port is lu­di­crously false when it says it is a form of vi­o­lence to­ward the in­fant. The very need for such ac­tions will not wane and in­fants will still be at ex­treme risk of vi­o­lence and ne­glect from their moth­ers which has al­ready been the case many times in the past and proven. Some moth­ers are in­com­pe­tent care­givers, whether due to fam­ily his­tory or drugs and al­co­hol. The rea­son­ing for seizures is still nec­es­sary but the new sys­tem they put forth will surely pro­duce more in­fant moral­i­ties that fall through the cracks.

Who will be re­spon­si­ble?

Phil Gate­house

Prince Ge­orge

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