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03-12-2004, 09:12 AM

SALT LAKE CITY A pregnant woman who allegedly ignored medical warnings to have a Caesarean section (search) to save her twins was charged Thursday with murder after one of the babies was stillborn.

Prosecutors said Melissa Ann Rowland, 28, didn't want the scars that accompany the surgery.

An autopsy found the baby died two days before its Jan. 13 delivery and that it would have survived if Rowland had had a C-section when her doctors urged her to, between Christmas and Jan. 9. The other baby is alive, but authorities had no further information.

The doctors had warned that without a C-section, the twins would probably die, authorities said. A nurse told police Rowland said a Caesarean would "ruin her life" and she would rather "lose one of the babies than be cut like that."

"We are unable to find any reason other than the cosmetic motivations" for the mother's decision, said Kent Morgan, spokesman for the district attorney.

Court documents give no address for Rowland, and she isn't listed in area telephone books. An attorney was to be appointed for her Friday, Morgan said.

The charges carry five years to life in prison. Rowland was jailed on $250,000 bail.

According to the documents, Rowland went to LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City in December to seek advice after she hadn't felt her babies move. A nurse, Regina Davis, told police she instructed Rowland to go immediately to one of two other hospitals, but that Rowland said she would rather have both babies die before going to either place.

On Jan. 2, a doctor at LDS Hospital examined Rowland and recommended an immediate C-section based on an ultrasound and the babies' slowing heart rates. Rowland left, the doctor told police.

The same day, Rowland allegedly saw a nurse at another hospital, saying she had left LDS Hospital because the doctor wanted to cut her "from breast bone to pubic bone."

A week later, Rowland allegedly went to a third hospital to verify whether her babies were alive. A nurse there told police she could not detect a heartbeat from one twin and advised Rowland to remain in the hospital, but Rowland allegedly ignored the advice.

03-12-2004, 09:13 AM
what a great freaking society we live in

03-12-2004, 10:00 AM
Sheesh - what is wrong with people - my God - its called BIRTH CONTROL u stupid fucin b!tch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope your body is ravaged with stretch marks and varicous (sp?) veins you stupid dumb ass motherfucin loser!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope they take her other baby away from her - she doesnt deserve to be a parent - she also needs to be forced to have her tubes tied - uuuugggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


I read an article yesterday about a woman who buried two of her newborn babies in buckets with cement - like 5 years apart - why are these people allowed to breed????????

It amazes me that in this country you need to be a certain age to drink, drive, vote, need a license to drive, SELL alcohol, hunt, fish, etc....but WTF go out and have all the kids you want - who cares whether your a fit parent or not -

03-12-2004, 04:32 PM
i agree

03-12-2004, 04:43 PM
Scarring would be an improvement:

03-12-2004, 04:53 PM
Fry this beyotch, too.

03-12-2004, 05:03 PM
*soooo does not like that she stole my name...* (except for the last name part)

03-12-2004, 05:06 PM
Don't worry, she ain't nothin' like My-issa! ;)

03-12-2004, 05:18 PM
Yeh, I'd tell them to induce instead of just running away at the suggestion of a c-section! ;) LOL

03-13-2004, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by BlueDamsel
Scarring would be an improvement:

I know it pissed me off even more when i saw what this stupid cu%& looked like - uuuggghhhhh - they should have knocked her ass out and taken the babies from her -

I was at a bar last night and these guys tried to bring in a two-year old - i gave them the benefit of the doubt at first because during the day this place is an open restaurant and I thought they may have thought it was that too - although it was well after midnight - but they stayed - one of them stayed in the car but like 10 minutes and this guy that workd there that i was b!tchin to about it tells me he had to tell those guys to get out to the car or he was gonna call the police - well i about flipped out - i was just about to go out and take the kid out of the car when they went out to the car - then they said they were lookin for hte babies mom - i was like there are like 20 ppl in here how long could it take them - anyways they stayed till close and i was just fit to be tied - but someone was in the car so there wasnt much i could do - but when i saw the mom finally go to the car - i got up and was gonna go b!tch slap her but the person i was with wouldnt let me - prob a good thing too- i didnt realize how much i had had to drink - LOL - but that ***** pisses me off - what is wrong with people - my God -

03-13-2004, 11:36 PM
Should have called the cops anyway.

I remember a few years ago, we pulled up to the parking lot of a Barnes & Nobles across from a local mall. There was a like 4 yo & an infant in a running/locked car (it had one of those entry pad thingies on the outside) next to us, no parents at all. My sister & I (she was 21, I had just turned 18) decided to stay out there to watch for the parent while my parents went inside to call the cops etc--the lady came out & my sister (who worked in day care at the time) rolled down the window to talk to the lady about why she did that & if she knew it was illegal and dangerous...She went off on my sister & lol was trying to ask my sister if she should be sitting in the car all by herself if it's so dangerous...Anyway, the lady got away before the cops got there, but we phoned in her license plate number, etc--I wonder what ever happened...maybe she moved to Utah & her name is Melissa Ann Rowland...:mad:

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03-14-2004, 12:23 PM
I hope they take her other child/children away!!:mad:

03-14-2004, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by JoviBronco
I hope they take her other child/children away!!:mad:

Yeh the other twin that was born with complications is already in protective custody. Of course, SLC being mormonville, they probably have 20 more at home & 4 other breeding machines...er I mean wives.

Of course, I'm not saying that mormonism is bad or putting anybody's beliefs down, I just have issues with people having children that they can't necessarily take care of. Most mormon families I know do a wonderful job with their families & lead great lives. I however, am basing my distaste for larger families off of a particular family I know (sadly I'm related to them) that have # 10 on the way. My aunt was told not to have another child, NOT to get pregnant again after she had a miscarriage which almost left her dead a year ago. She waited 4 months before she was impregnated again. My oldest cousin just turned 18, my youngest is almost 2...They are living a life of abuse & slavery & I do not tolerate it well.

I'm sorry, I went off on my own tangent there, but it's something I feel strongly against...just ignore me.

03-15-2004, 07:12 AM
sorry to hear blue. no one minds it =) everyone needs to vent or someone to talk to.