By Armstrong Williams, opinion contributor — 01/10/19
There are few offenses more heinous than those that are sexual in nature. In the #MeToo era, it certainly has become clear that sexual abuse, from harassment to rape, has been rampant in America.
Just look at Hollywood and the horrifying acts allegedly committed by once renowned, now disgraced, producer Harvey Weinstein. Many other male figures in the spotlight have been accused of years of sexual abuse by coworkers and colleagues. But make no mistake, sexual abuse, unfortunately, is pervasive in all echelons of society.
Most recently, it was discovered that a comatose patient at a nursing facility in Phoenix, Arizona, gave birth, despite having been in a vegetative state for 14 years. The staff at the 24-hour care facility said they were unaware of her pregnancy until late December 2018, when she went into labor. She delivered a healthy boy.
While it is certainly a miracle that this baby was born without any complications, we must not forget the obvious horrors that his mother endured. There is no doubt that she had been raped while in the care of Hacienda Healthcare. Despite her comatose state, the woman, whose identity wasn’t made public, is said to feel pain. However, she cannot communicate and has no way to defend herself..........To Read More...