Do you have to be as brash as a punk rocker to sift through opinion and get to medical fact?
the doctor tried to give clinical advice, suggesting to Courtney [Love] that it was not a great idea to have a baby while dealing with [heroine] addiction.”
“… Courtney, who was only six weeks pregnant, went into a confrontational mode, saying: ‘Is that a medical fact, or is that just your opinion? I want to see it in a medical book…’”
“He sheepishly acknowledged that at this early stage of pregnancy a woman could discontinue heroin use with no physical or psychological damage to the fetus.”
“Courtney looked triumphant as she towered over the doctor seated at his desk.”
Courtney stopped taking heroin and daughter Frances Bean was born in perfect health later that year.
How often do medical professionals offer abortion up as the quick-fix? We can be sure it didn’t only ever happen to Courtney Love.
Andrea adds: Let me first say I think that doing drugs while pregnant is bad. But a heroine drug abuser can more easily quit their habit than an alcoholic. Read about this little known fact here (and consider “harm reduction strategies” while you do.) If doctors can’t be bothered to help a heroine addict through simple flu-like withdrawal symptoms over a couple of days, how much less will they be prepared to help a woman through a nine month unexpected pregnancy?