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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Another Front Opens in the War on Individual Choice

AP reports that women who smoke while pregnant are not only failing to toe the line on medical advice, they are also likely to be insane.

The emerging science suggests that decades-old "quit for your baby" messages are too simplistic an approach for many women — and that perhaps prenatal checkups should include screening pregnant smokers for mental health disorders that themselves require care.
Read it here.

Of course -- that's the way it goes here in the theraputic culture. Identify a risky behavior, cite scientific authority to declare it a major problem, specify behavioral changes, declare those who don't conform to be mentally incompetent, then introduce them to Nurse Ratchet.