Mom Who Blew Marijuana Smoke in Baby's Face Shouldn't Be a Parent


birth control pillsAnyone who still thinks over-the-counter birth control is a bad idea ... this one's for you. Twenty-one-year-old Arizona mom Jessica Callaway was charged with child abuse for allegedly blowing marijuana smoke into her 10-month-old daughter's mouth to get her to stop crying. Oh, but that's not all! She's also being charged with hitting her daughter in the face and telling her to "shut the f**k up" before she kicked her in the mouth.

The only reason Callaway got caught, by the way, is because her roommate filmed the whole thing on her cellphone and showed it to the police.

Lovely story, no? Callaway explained to authorities that she lost her temper because she was having trouble deciding what to wear for an evening out. Earlier that day, Callaway also posted a Facebook message about "needing a babysitter."

Callaway needs a lot more than a babysitter, I'm afraid.

We all have bad days, but this is clearly a woman -- a girl, really -- who can't handle being a mom. I don't know her history, but I feel comfortable making the assumption that she probably never wanted to be a mom in the first place. Her actions are so hateful, so extreme, that one has to wonder why in the hell she had this baby at all.

Revisiting my original point: This, to me, is a clear case of if only this girl had access to birth control!

And how many others like her are out there?

Of course I could be wrong, perhaps Callaway was starry-eyed with glamorous dreams of the charmed life every young, financially-challenged single mom leads (come on, even MTV makes it look like a drag). Maybe she had a great relationship with her baby's father and he suddenly bailed after the baby was born. Maybe she really did intend to have this baby and try to be a good mom.

Or, more likely, maybe she got knocked up because she either couldn't afford or otherwise access a birth control prescription, and now she has a baby who's getting stoned and beaten before her first birthday.

It's sad, and pointless, and it makes me really angry. And it's too late to go back now.

Do you think Jessica Callaway should be a parent?


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sexygeni sexygeni

what a loser she is !!!!!! poor baby

Maias... MaiasMommy619

No she should definately NOT be a parrent. She is a POS if you ask me.

'Jeremy Ison

I this this is my favorite blogger on here :-p

But yea...child should have been taken away at the very least. When you treat a child that way you've obviously no reason to be procreating to begin with. I've been an advocate for OTC BC since I was first put on it at age 13. It would save a lot of people a lot of trouble and give some of these girls a little more liberation. Hell, I have insurance and I can barely afford my own! What with the visit that it takes to receive it!

This is sad, and I have hopes for that little baby. Poor thing.

Jessica Ann

I will take the poor peanut...I'm so sad now...I couldn't imagine...

zandh... zandhmom2

Umm...if you can afford to buy drugs ~ you can afford birth control. Funny how a lot of people don't make that connection. Always some excuse about how IF they had affordable birth control, they wouldn't have gotten pregnant.  I don't believe that lie. It will be interesting to see the numbers drop to almost none unplanned pregnancies after the new health bill is in effect since it covers birth control pills.

nonmember avatar blh

White trash loser plain and simple. And sorry bc is not that expensive. Maybe she should go easy on the drugs and she could afford it. Ill never understand why people like that don't put their kid up for adoption atleast....I mean they obviously don't care about they're kids or like being a parent.

ashjoy ashjoy

In my state you can get birth control pills for free at the health department, and at the very least condoms at the front desk. You just walk in say "I'd like some condoms please" and they open the desk drawer and hand you a brown bag full of rubbers. It takes all of two seconds and is completely free. I just don't believe that the reason for unplanned pregnancies has anything to do with not having access to birth control. It's more of a laziness issue in my opinion.

alway... alwayscurious

I agree with ashjoy. Same thing in my state, bc is generally free to those who qualify. In my city, almost anyone can get bc at the local clinic (no NOT planned parenthood, no abortions in my town.) I personally know a lot of girls who get knocked up and don't want to have a baby, but keep it anyway bc "IT" belongs to them, like a toy. I think laziness has a LOT to do with it. 

nonmember avatar ele4phant

I kind of agree with ashjoy. I think that birth control SHOULD be free and easily accessible for all women, but I am not going to pretend that doing so will immediately solve the problem of irresponsible people getting pregnant and being shitty parents. To get yourself birth control, even if its as easy as picking it up over the counter at a drug store, takes a certain amount of foresight and responsibility that this woman clearly lacked.

nonmember avatar Al

Duh! Spend your drug money on birth control , better yet , rather than going out stay home and be a mother. I'm torn between feeling sorry for this girl and her baby or being angry that she does not deserve any excuses for not having access to birth control. There are plenty of resources and services . She could Even have saved money to buy condoms! In my area there are plenty of clinics that will like Ashjoy said give a stapled bag of condoms. Ppl like this should really just limit themselves to oral sex instead of baby making. Smh.

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