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Thursday, January 06, 2005

More Eugenics

posted by Jazz at 1/06/2005 08:16:00 AM

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Yesterday we were talking about possible requirements for spawning in this country. No sooner did we discuss it than a judge in Rochester, New York took the matter to heart. I wonder if she reads Running Scared?

ROCHESTER, New York (AP) -- A Family Court judge who last year stirred debate about parental responsibilities ordered a second drug-addicted woman to have no more children until she proves she can look after the seven she already has.

The 31-year-old mother, identified in court papers only as Judgette W., lost custody of her children, ranging in age from eight months to 12 years, in child-neglect hearings dating back to 2000. Six are in foster care at state expense and one lives with an aunt.

The youngest child and two others tested positive for cocaine at birth and all seven "were removed from her care and custody because she could not and did not take care of them," Judge Marilyn O'Connor said in a December 22 decision made public Tuesday.

I'm sure this will get shot down by some court system, but I give the judge full marks for at least trying.