Originally Posted by calebsmommy25
WTH! That is awful. What was the point in her proving she was pregnant if a ticket was going to be issued anyways? Yes, they broke the law by driving in the breakdown lane, and who knows their speed, but the woman was in labor. I would understand a warning for their speed, and where they were driving, BUT the officer should have let them go and help them to the hospital, either by escorting them or getting an ambulance for them. I do understand the ambulance would be hard though if there was a bad traffic jam.
Originally Posted by gethane
The husband was interviewed on some morning program I watched. They had stopped and asked SEVERAL troopers already who had given them verbal permission to very carefully drive in the lane they were in. The last trooper they asked, total UAV. The father, though, was so gracious about the whole thing and complimentary to the state troopers as a whole.
Originally Posted by minkajane
You know what bugs me? I read an article a while ago about a "hero" cop who delivered a baby on the side of the road. In the video, he is obviously panicking and screams for a knife to cut the cord. The knife was dirty and the baby got a blood infection and almost died because of it. And the cop was still hailed as a hero for "saving the baby's life" by catching him on the side of the road. Um, NO, you didn't save anybody's life, you almost killed him by using a knife to unnecessarily cut the cord!
Originally Posted by Storm Bride
It's absolutely not a medical emergency (unless there are complications, of course). That doesn't change the fact that it's widely portrayed as such by a wide variety of medical professionals, and most people think it is. In addition, once a woman is in the car on the way to the hospital, I think there is at least some validity to getting there quickly. While babies obviously can be born in cars, they lack every advantage of both home and the hospital.