Skip to comments.Mom of 9 cries foul (Claim: I was sterilized against my will)
Posted on 01/03/2010 6:23:12 AM PST by Bluestateredman
Mom of 9 cries foul Claim: I was sterilized against my will By Jessica Fargen Sunday, January 3, 2010 - Updated 37m ago + Recent Articles + Recent Blog Entries + Email + Bio General Assignment Reporter Check out Jessica Fargen's Reporter's Notebook blog. E-mail Print (83) Comments Text size Share Buzz up!Post-delivery notes indicate she received a tubal ligation, the complaint says. The surgical notes were reviewed by the Herald.
This is the second time Savicki has sued over reproductive issues. In 2001, she reached a settlement with CVS and a spermacide company after she became pregnant with her now 12-year-old daughter after claiming she bought and used an expired spermacide, according to federal court documents.
Savicki has nine children from several men, is unemployed and relies on public assistance for two of the four children who live with her. She receives supplemental security income, or SSI, for a disability, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, she said. Her mother has custody of three of her children. Two of her children are no longer minors.
Its my choice
Savicki acknowledged that some may feel little sympathy for her situation, but cautioned against public judgment because she is a poor, unmarried mother of 9.
I would never have the right to tell anyone else because you have this many kids thats enough, she said. Thats no ones right to say that. Its my choice. No one has the right to say youve had enough.
I take care of my kids. I love my kids. I was not ready to make that kind of decision, she said of the permanent sterilization.
Savicki said her life has stabilized in the last decade after a rocky start. She had her first child at 13 and dropped out of high school in the ninth grade.
Savicki said shes been in a relationship with her fiance, Angel Flores Tirado, 36, since she was 25. She lives with him and the couples three children. Tirado helps support the family with his full-time job as a personal care assistant. Savicki said shes had eight of her nine children while in committed relationships and hoped for one more child with Tirado.
Its not like Im jumping from guy to guy to guy to get pregnant, she said. Im trying to make a healthy home for my children.
9 is too young to be a mother anyway.
Why the Hell am I expected to help raise her kids?
It’s too bad her mother didnt have a tubal ligation.
There’s nothing wrong with having 9 kids in a healthy marriage! :)
But this woman obviously has mental problems. To top it all off she has a hereditary disease.
She’s an idiot, no doubt, but idiot or not, forcing sterilization on someone is evil....
Obamacare has begun.
I like “God works in mysterious ways.”
This is troubling.
Yes, this woman is the extreme example and logically should have been dealt with...
but if the courts or social services or whoever can do this to loonies it can do it to ANYBODY.
Not exactly, sister. If my taxes pay for your SSI and welfare, I think I should get a say in how you conduct yourself.
If she has a right to the product of my work then I have a right to her tubes.
What? Promiscuity? The hereditary pattern of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma has not been established.
This one want a lawsuit. I doubt if they did actually sterilize her against her will.
The government check of our money only enables her life.
Yeah, statist, have my tax money enforce tubal ligations....
Three generations of imbelices is enough.
People like this can only breed in a social welfare state.
Furthermore, this is an ex parte representation. I strongly suspect that documents will show she consented to the ligation and now has buyer’s remorse. I also doubt she used the spermacide as directed in the previous case, besides failure of any method of contraception, it would seem to me, is “buyer’s risk”. She’s just hoping for another pay off from an insurance company not eager to face a jury of her peers in this benighted Commonwealth.
They just need a teensy bit more for which a lawsuit settlement will help.
And these companies need to stop settling these frivolous lawsuits. Her first with CVS, she used (if, in fact, she really did use it) an expired spermicide. She's playin' the system like a fiddle.
Therefore she certainly realizes that taking responsibility also means no longer accepting govt payments.
Reproductive rights have nothing to do with this.
This woman is mentally ill.
Let me be clear, any government coercion of individuals regarding sterilization is evil.
Now, is there more to her story? Probably, but there's nothing in the story as written to indicate whether she's lying or not.
The greater evil is not the government giving this idiot money to take care of her children, the greater evil is the government using taxpayer money to enforce sterilization. If they can do that to her, they can do it to you....
This is telling:
THIS IS MY BODY: Tessa SAVICKI, shown above in her Springfield home with children, from left, Destiny TIRADO, Jassalyn Tirado, Julian TORRES-LEBRON and Manuel FLORES is suing Baystate Medical Center
But she’s not jumping from guy to guy getting pregnant....
>>Savicki has nine children from several men, is unemployed and relies on public assistance for two of the four children
>>Its my choice
...to live off other people’s money.
>>Savicki acknowledged that some may feel little sympathy for her situation, but cautioned against public judgment because she is a poor, unmarried mother of 9.
I am sick to death of these feral humans saying “don’t be judgin’ me” and then expecting people to pay for their lifestyle choices. She needed a .22 caliber sterilization years ago.
>>I take care of my kids.
No. You. Don’t!
Idiocracy in real life. - A second dark ages is coming soon.
I agree, if the doctors arbitrarily decided to sterilize her, she has a case. I'd still like to see the facts. She may well have consented.
Which is exactly how government health care will work.
35 with a 21 year old child? So she was 13 when she started breeding?
This woman is going from tubal ligation to terrible litigation...
If a woman continues to have child after chld on welfare, there should be a law requiring her to be sterilized.
Let me help: white trash loser.
I'm sick of all this government involvement in family affairs. I love children with all my heart, I have four of my own, but I do not believe anyone has any business telling a parent how to care for and raise their children and I don't believe the general public should be forced to do so. Child protection services need to go the way of the dinosaur and leave the raising of children to those whom God has entrusted with their upbringing... THEIR PARENTS.
I know... Too simple and oh.... How cold eh?
Which is exactly how government health care will work.
If this is the case, I say that We The People have the right to ask our doctors, no, demand our doctors to tell us what provisions we are no longer allowed to have, & if the doctors have been put under government orders to sterilize, we sure as hell have a right to no about it.
....is Holdren lurking around the corner...
Eh? The “system” shouldnt say whether she should be sterilized or not. She should. Im amazed at the attitudes shown here. The same people who say that death panels should not be allowed, are now saying, “Woo hoo, yeah! Shes an idiot. Sterilize her!”.
Anyway, if any of her kids grow up to be productive, good members of society, maybe a doctor, a soldier, a sailor, a teacher, whats wrong with it?
no about it = know about it
I’m with you. There is so much wrong in this story it makes my head hurt.
Yes we do if she is breeding children that everybody else has to pay for until they are adults. Some people will just not act responsibly, so society has the right to help them be responsible and not breed more welfare dependents.
I would be in favor of sterilization as a condition for receiving welfare.
It is her choice, yet unfortunately welfare entitlement has made her choice easy by letting her decide to steal from Peter rather than she shouldn’t bring children into the world when she can’t afford to feed or supply for them. Most people would have fewer children or no children if they and their children had to live within their means or lack of means, rather then stealing from their neighbor to get by. A friend of mine calls them Pauls, as in steal from Peter to pay Paul. The most frightening of times will be when the world is full of only Pauls and there are Peters left to rob.
I've heard this argument often enough that I'm sick of it.
It's more likely the kids will grow up to be as dysfunctional as their mom. Meanwhile, the taxes imposed to support people like her make it less likely that middle-class couples will find themselves able to afford having another child, who WOULD be likely to be a productive member of society.
Make that “temporarily committed relationships”
This woman NEEDS to be committed though. To an instution. What a whack job.
I can’t help it. I don’t think it’s evil. I think it’s stopping evil. Stopping thievery and a few other bad things.
I would never have the right to tell anyone else because you have this many kids thats enough, she said. Thats no ones right to say that. Its my choice. No one has the right to say youve had enough.”
when she knows she will have to depend on public aid to support her children and she continues to have more, then it does become more than her concern.
of course, I do not agree with sterilization, but I have a problem with her depending on support and then she continues to have more children.
Mmmm, I’m kind of having a hard time with this story. Hospitals make you sign a consent form before any surgery. You are brought in for pre-op labwork, EKG, and chest xray. Your rights are explained to you, and a witness signs the consent along with you. You have a consult with the anesthesiologist. Your options are reviewed again before the anesthesia. It’s such an involved process that it cannot be done on a spur-of-the-moment basis. They don’t jump on you in the darkness, tie you up, and commit laparoscopy on you.
If she’s so wild about having more kids, why did she sue CVS over her 2001 pregnancy, when she bought spermicide (which has a 20% failure rate under the best of circumstances, BTW) and got pregnant anyway? I think she’s just figured out that she can make money suing whoever has deep pockets.
the actual case was Buck v. Bell (1927)
What kind of work ethic can a professional (rhymes with dastard) maker instill in her kids? How about the multiple fiance’s?
Fiance’ is code word for baby’s daddy, which is not PC for the press.
What you are going to have is 9 kids with a “baby, you got to get yours” outlook on life. The chances that those kids grow up to be productive and have productive are hovering about zero.
She’s pissed and suing because each new child means mo money and food stamps rolling in. At least she likes motherhood and pregnancy unlike many “modern” women... I just don’t like paying for it