Illness Not Crime

I am waiting for the day when American society will really understand PPD and stop putting women in jail who need mental help instead. Under Queen Victoria a law was made in England that anything a woman did up to a year and a day after giving birth would be considered a sign of illness, not a criminal act. Yet here we are, 200 years later, still not getting this simple idea. Women are people too and deserving of compassion, help and support.
Pinget Pinget
36-40, F
1 Response Aug 15, 2007

I don't have PPD. I would just like to see women who do treated with compassion, instead of there only being compassion for the child.