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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Court rejects request to keep sect mothers with children



An infant, left in car seat, and female members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, depart by chartered bus from the San Angelo Coliseum where they had been temporarily housed in San Angelo, Texas Thursday, April 24, 2008. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) -- More than half the teen girls taken from a polygamist compound in west Texas have children or are pregnant, state officials said Monday.

A total of 53 girls between the ages of 14 and 17 are in state custody after a raid 3½ weeks ago at the Yearning For Zion Ranch in Eldorado.

Of those girls, 31 either have children or are pregnant, said Child Protective Services spokesman Darrell Azar. Two of those are pregnant now, he said; it was unclear whether either of those two already have children.

"It shows you a pretty distinct pattern, that it was pretty pervasive," he said.


And the men are in custody, right? What? No?

the article goes on to say no one has been charged.

Guess they can't arrest ALL of the men, right?

But they can take ALL of the children - even the nursing infants and boys.


On Monday, CPS also revised its total count of children in state custody to 463, up one from Friday. Azar said the change resulted from finally getting the children out of the San Angelo Coliseum and into foster facilities around the state, where they were able to get a more accurate count.

Of those 463 children, 250 are girls and 213 are boys.

********** So of the 250 girls, 31 are between 14 - 17, supposedly. So the other 219 girls are newborns, infants, toddlers, preschoolers, etc., etc. etc. ********

And the latest news today:

Mother gives birth to boy

By MICHELLE ROBERTS, Associated Press Writer
SAN MARCOS, Texas (Associated Press) -- One of the hundreds of young polygamist-sect members taken into state custody gave birth Tuesday to a healthy boy while child welfare officials, state troopers and fellow sect members stood watch outside the maternity ward.

The mother is "younger than 18," Crimmins said, and will remain with her new son in a nearby foster-care facility until a formal custody hearing will determine the pair's fate sometime before June 5. Crimmins declined to give any other details about the girl or where she and the baby would stay.


So they are probably going to separate her from her child.

Further in the article....


CPS spokesman Darrell Azar said he was unaware that an FLDS teen had gone into labor, but added that typically, a child born to a ward of the state becomes a ward of the state also.


In other words, this mother has NO SAY in them taking her child from her.

I am not proud to be in a country where the government can steal a child from the mother's arms but let the men who are the impregnators walk freely. It's still a man's world, ladies. And it seems more so in Texas.

Everything is bigger in Texas except the authorities brains.


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