Tammi has a few posts about parents who neglect their children. Sadly, there seems to be something in the water these days. A woman recently confessed to putting Prozac into her 12-year-old daughter’s applesauce. Supposedly, this was to help her sleep; however, Mrs. Walsh would often wake up her daughter to drug her. She did not seek medical advice about the effects of Prozac on children:
Walsh told officers, “I knew the doctor would tell me to stop,” when asked why she didn’t seek medical care for the girl, according to the probable cause affidavit. “I was just trying to help her sleep and I guess I should not have done it.”
Honey, if you know that the doctor will tell you to stop, don’t do it. There is no “guessing” about this action: you just don’t poison your kids.
At least Karen Walsh, unlike the parents of “Jane Doe,” did not aid in her daughter’s rape. Warren Jeffs, the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints, ordered a 14-year-old girl to wed her cousin. When she expressed reservations about the marriage, he told her to submit to him. Predicably, telling a scared young girl to submit to sex did not make her into a happy, complacent wife:
When the couple did first have sex, she testified she told her husband, “I don’t know what you’re doing and I’m really uncomfortable, so please stop.” However, he did not, she said, adding she “felt dirty and used” afterward. She swallowed two bottles of over-the-counter pain medicine, but threw it up, she testified.
The CNN article (and, apparently, Utah prosecutors) ignored another issue. Her parents were involved in this marriage. The man in question is her cousin; the couple moved into her parent’s house after the wedding; her parents gave them a queen bed in which to sleep; and she would hide out in her mother’s bathroom to avoid relations with her husband. Remarkably, only Warren Jeffs is on trial for being an accomplice to rape. Sane, healthy parents do not consent to these types of unions; they beat the man (and anyone else so participating) senseless.