Conservative commentator Candace Owens has claimed that staff at a Nashville hospital refused to allow her to leave with her healthy new-born daughter until they had taken blood from the baby.
Owens, 32, who gave birth to her second child, Louise on July 13 said medical staff at the Saint Thomas Hospital gave her “24 hours of torture” after she declined to take antibiotics and contraction-inducing drugs as she went into labor.
“I had been very vocal about not wanting to be loaded up with unnecessary drugs during labor,” she said.
“The doctor wanted me to take antibiotics.
“Because I declined, they wanted me to stay in the hospital for 48 hours – and big coincidence, that’s the maximum amount that insurance will cover.”
After the birth of Louise, who Candice added was a very healthy baby, had been born, the podcast host said she was confused when medics insisted on drawing blood from the baby. Staff were so insistent to perform the procedure that they allegedly threatened to call Child Protective Services.
Candace, who is an African American conservative, often irks liberals with her right-wing, no-nonsense stance and her anti-identity politics outlook. She suspects that the hospital had deliberately tried to keep her and the infant on the ward for over 48-hours so that her stay would not be covered by insurance.
As the experienced mother tried to leave, a pediatrician approached her and her British husband, George Farmer, to say that she “watched a baby die in the 47th hour because her parents refused to stay”. Read more