How Far Can the State go to Protect an Unborn Child
WENDY MURPHY, LEGAL ANALYST: If a prosecutor is free to lock up a pregnant woman because of what she might do in the future, based on pure speculation, what's to stop the next pandora jewelry online prosecutor from locking up a pregnant woman because she's not taking her vitamins.
PAUL WALSH, BRISTOL COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY: I think we're on solid grounds here, and I'd be happy to debate them, but I'd prefer to save the baby first, and then enter into the debate.
KAGAN: Prosecutors are concerned about the welfare of Corneau's unborn child, and they're investigating whether her last baby and another infant in the sect died because they didn't get proper care.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think the prosecutor has been on very shaky legal grounds.
MARC PERLIN, SUFFOLK LAW SCHOOL: He admitted that there may not be sufficient legal precedent to incarcerate this woman. Yet he felt a moral obligation to go forward to protect the unborn child in this case.
KAGAN: Welcome to TALKBACK LIVE on this Friday, the first day of September, I'm Daryn Kagan, filling in full pandora charm bracelets today for Bobbie Battista. The question today: How far should the government go to protect an unborn child?
CNN correspondent Bill Delaney has the latest on this case out of Boston.
BILL DELANEY, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice over): The move, a prosecutor said, amounts to nothing less than saving the life of a child.
Thirty two year old Rebecca Corneau, member of a religious cult that refuses medical care, now will give birth under lock and key; confined to a Boston hospital for women serving jail terms for refusing, prosecutors said, court mandated prenatal exams.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If there are extreme circumstances, extreme measures, such as this have to come into this isn't something I relish doing.
DELANEY: Only the latest confrontation, though, of the cult and the courts. The other child, that boy's 10 month old cousin was allegedly allowed to starve to death last year.
Searchers have tried to unearth the bodies allegedly buried in Maine's remote Baxter padora bracelet State Park. A last resort that still worries some women's advocates.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Where are we going to draw the line here, are we going to start incarcerating women who drink during their first trimester of pregnancy? Are we going to start incarcerating women who don't wear their seat belts when they ride in a car? Are we going to incarcerate women who smoke during their pregnancy?
DELANEY: Rebecca Corneau's three other children are in state custody, as the newborn will be.
Another member of the cult is also pregnant, expected to give birth a few months from now.
Bill Delaney, CNN, Boston.
KAGAN: We'll be talking to the attorney for Rebecca Corneau's unborn child in a few minutes.
First, though, helping us sort out all the details in this complex story is David Abel, he is a correspondent for the "Boston Globe," and he has been covering this story pandora stockists.
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