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Texas jail ignores woman in labor, gives birth in solitary confinement and baby dies .WICHITA COUNTY, Texas — A woman held on drug charges in the Wichita County Jail in 2012 filed a suit against Wichita County and other entities for allowing her to deliver her baby in solitary confinement without help, resulting in the infant’s death. ....The suit claims about 6:30 p.m. the same day, Guerrero started experiencing labor-like symptoms, but Anderson listened to the baby’s heartbeat and sent Guerrero back to her cell, the lawsuit states.

Approximately 11 p.m. Guerrero started feeling intensified labor-like symptoms, the suit claims.

“Recognizing that something was wrong, Plaintiff pushed the medical emergency button, seeking assistance for her worsening condition. Plaintiff continued to push the medical emergency button, but her requests for help were ignored until 3:30 a.m.,” the lawsuit alleges.

According to the lawsuit, around 3:30 a.m. detention officers took Guerrero to the nurse station, but she was not examined, and Anderson told Guerrero the complications were probably from the prescription medication she was given by the doctor.

“Subsequently, detention officers escorted Plaintiff to the 'cage' and she was given a mat to lay on. Shortly thereafter, Plaintiff’s pain worsened, and she began to experience intense pressure ... in obvious distress, began to moan, scream and cry,” the suit claims. “She also attempted to talk herself through this ordeal, since she was not receiving any medical assistance.”

I feel no sympathy for the mother, but the death of the child is square on the feet of the officers and nurse. More than likely nothing will happen to them.

Curious why you say that. Are you saying that being arrested and in jail for drugs morally justifies having a family member (the baby) who is innocent in this scenario die?

No, the child was innocent and deserved to live even if the mother was a criminal. Why I feel no sympathy for her is because of her actions, she put herself in this situation. Had she been a law abiding citizen, she wouldn't of had this misfortune. If she truly cared about the child, she wouldn't be doing illegal things like being in possession of illegal drugs or theft.

Templar 331, mmo-champion 12 Comments [7/15/2017 12:48:28 AM]
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Again, templar 331. Put yourself in the situation of coming to my house.

7/15/2017 1:33:47 AM

Citizen Justin

More proof if any were needed that this type of person only wants the babies born and doesn't give a shit about the women.

7/15/2017 4:42:26 AM

Churchy LaFemme

First and foremost, she was charged but not convicted. You're familiar with the legal concept of innocent until proven guilty? It's possible that drugs were planted on her. It's possible that she was carrying drugs as a means to support herself and her soon-to-be-born baby. And yes, it's also possible she was using.

All irrelevant. If she had been convicted and was in prison, she would (presumably -- it is Texas after all) have received medical treatment. Evidently as far as Wichita County was concerned, since she was arrested she wasn't entitled to any medical care. I hope she wins and everyone involved at the detention center is fired.

7/15/2017 4:57:30 AM


Wichita County

Yes! Capital punishment for suspects of non-violent minor charges. I can just hear Philippine president Duterte saying: "why didn't I think of that?!".

7/15/2017 5:12:29 AM


So much for the 'Pro-Life' cause, then.

7/15/2017 8:16:14 AM

The Angry Dybbuk

I normally wouldn't say this, but I can hardly wait 'til the day - and there will be a day - when some terrible ill befalls this kid and some part of the blame is assigned to him whether he deserves it or not. His schtick seems to be blaming the victim and seeing how much his asinine position pisses other people off. I'll be curious how pissed he is when those fingers are pointed at him.

7/15/2017 8:34:35 AM


Nope, you fucking empathic retards have NO claim to put people in forced isolation just on account of drug usage, maybe I`ll isolate and humiliate you fuckers because I don`t approve of stuff YOU do in your life?!

7/15/2017 10:33:27 AM


What is wrong with you?

7/15/2017 12:25:38 PM


She was held on charges *not* convicted. Considering how the "war on drugs" is being prosecuted, including using inaccurate field tests to coerce guilty pleas, I'm inclined to be sympathetic to the accused.

7/15/2017 12:31:03 PM

Demon Duck of Doom

Everybody involved in this incident is a murderer of an infant, and deserves to be executed.

7/15/2017 1:52:24 PM


I generally become nauseated when Xtians start the "We love the sinner, but hate the sin!" crappola. You fool no one is not just a song by Deep Purple.

7/16/2017 6:52:54 PM

Mister Spak

"filed a suit against Wichita County and other entities for allowing her to deliver her baby in solitary confinement without help, resulting in the infant’s death. "

Pro lifery in action.

7/17/2017 4:46:11 AM

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