Friday, April 18, 2008

Prolonging the children's agony

On CNN this evening, a law guardian for one of the children said it would be tragic if toddlers who had been living at the YFZ Ranch were deprived of their mothers because there might be sexual abuse two houses away. But, as I am sure this law guardian understands, these children already have been deprived of their mothers, and for a toddler, a few days is an eternity.

It also was reported that one mother after another said they would do anything the state wants in order to be reunited with their children. But even if the mothers are not telling the truth, as a practical matter, the state has everything it needs to hold the children indefinitely. So there is no reason to keep the mothers and children apart another minute – and no reason to prolong the children’s agony while waiting for their mothers to jump through all the usual hoops.