Skip to comments.ACLU Defending Woman Accused Of Using Drugs While Pregnant
Posted on 08/18/2005 6:54:46 PM PDT by Mike Bates
Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union are appealing the conviction of an Easton woman who was accused of endangering a child by using cocaine while she was pregnant.
Kelly Cruz, 30, was found guilty of a reckless endangerment charge Aug. 5 after waiving her right to a jury trial. She was ordered to serve 2 1/2 years in prison.
Cruz was charged in February, about a month after giving birth to a premature baby boy who tested positive for cocaine.
Defense attorneys had sought an acquittal, arguing there was never a risk of harm to another person -- because a fetus doesn't meet the definition of a person under state law. But a Talbot County judge ruled that the person who suffered the risk was the baby after it was born.
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Don't have a picture of the fetching young gal. Sorry.
just curious why the ACLU wasn't there to support the BTK killer !
Well of course, how can cocaine damage an inconvenient blob of tissue? Next thing, they'll start prosecuting cancer patients for having Chemotherapy unless the ACLU comes to their rescue! /sarc/
Let's see if I have this straight .....
If she can kill the baby before or right after it is born - it's ok because that would be the woman's "choice" to murder the baby and she is applauded and sent home
but, if she fails in killing the baby, THEN she is prosecuted and jailed for abuse?
There is something that does NOT quite jibe here ....
Somebody send this to O'reilly. The one thing he is consistnetly good at is skewering the ACLU.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
That pic was pulled but unfortunately it is still in my "Replies" page.
When the Deceiver comes to Earth, I now know what the mark is going to look like. "ACLU".
That's the point, to the ACLU an unborn child is NOT a person. . .just a blob.
Does Pa. recognize the right of an unborn fetus to have a claim for personal injury if, for example, while carrying the baby, the mother is the non-negligent victim of another driver who is at fault in an auto crash in which the fetus is also injured by requiring a premature delivery or spontaneous traumatic abortion? If so, the ACLU is way off base. If not, the legal definition that apparently formed the basis of their case may be cognizable. That, of course, is entirely different than the judge's decision that after the child was born he/she suffered physical effects. He's totally correct on that.
And Jesus Wept
One would think the ACLU would be familiar with crack babies since so many of their members seem to have the "condition".
Thanks. Was having a nice evening and this just really ticked me off. That irresponsible selfish p.o.s.
Guess I'll have to have another glass of wine.
Don't worry I am NOT pregnant.
Puh-leze, don't look at me when you say that. :)
Also known as the American Criminal Lobby Union.