Images of black crack babies
screeching and trembling, supposedly from crack withdrawal permeated the mainstream consciousness.
Newspapers frightened readers with predictions of the tremendous burdens crack babies
were destined to impose on taxpayers as they inundated hospitals, foster care systems, and public schools and ultimately preyed on the rest of society as criminals and welfare dependants.
38) Kennend, Crack Babies
Catch Up, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Dec.
My sister and her husband have made and still make a great many sacrifices for these children--months of sleeplessness until the crack babies
stopped crying, many years of spending their evenings tutoring one children after another with homework, their afternoons and weekends at doctors, dentists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and carpooling, sports teams and church groups, This is not to mention the comfortable lifestyle they gave up and retirement savings that began to dwindle visibly sometime midway through their adoptions.
This disturbed me, not because I thought I was gay but because it was such an uncharitable opinion coming from a woman who otherwise wanted to save the whales and the crack babies
of the world.
The frightening portrait of diabolical pregnant crack addicts and irreparably damaged crack babies
was based on data that have drawn criticism within the scientific community.
Department of Health and Human Services (1990) report states, "few crack babies
have been adopted, as the process is generally long, difficult and expensive.
The shadow children: Preparing for the arrival of crack babies
At the same time, the delivery and treatment of crack babies
was putting a tremendous strain on hospital resources, as well as on the moral sensibilities of hospital personnel.
No one is "in charge" when it comes to helping the crack babies
, the homeless, the substance abusers, the sick and the disenfranchised.
Lord regularly saw crack babies
, fetal alcohol syndrome sufferers, abused children, and autistics.
Informed commentaries lurk beneath their apocalyptic veneer: recent works have dealt with crack babies
, World War I history, and other eclectic subjects.