Mother's Act

Author: Michele / Labels: ,

I dont know how many of you have heard of the Mother's Act, but I was absolutely appalled when someone brought it to my attention today! You can view the article I read at this site. Basically, it would force treatment for depression on pregnant mothers and new mothers regardless of side effects and personal choice at doctor's discretion. Sadly, they even named it for a woman who committed suicide after being treated for these problems. Despite the possible side effects of anti-depressants on women and unborn babies, this act would make it possible for women to be pushed into taking them, as well as new mothers. The difficulty with breastfeeding here would be an issue, yet no one seems too concerned about it. Anyway, as a woman who struggled with depression while pregnant, I can tell you that anti-depressants are not something to be taken lightly. Yes, they can be necessary, but the risks should be weighed against the benefits. This bill is being backed obviously by supporters of huge pharmaceutical companies; the senator who is pushing for it is a known supporter of such groups. It is also being sneaked in via a conglomerate bill that contains many unrelated programs and benefits. Please take a moment and sign the petition to stop this bill. Peace, Love and Light


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