Posted by: Tony Carson | 17 November, 2009

Obeying an order or the maternal instinct?

How many times does this story play out each year? A woman gets deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, she has a child, she has nowhere to park the kid for a year so she is faced with a huge dilemma: obey orders or obey the maternal instinct.

Soldier Mom Deployment

Authorities say she must go to Afghanistan and place her child in foster care.

Really? Would a mother actually obey that order?

We know wars are brutal but these kinds of decision seems utterly inhumane. We have no idea what the solution is, but the problem seems clear enough and it is probably repeated many times over the course of a year.

Do you send women into these wars with PTSD caused by having their children ripped from their arms?



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