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Melania Faces Backlash From Protesters For Visiting Hospital To Help Babies Born On Drugs


After last Wednesday’s visit to Boston hospital, First Lady Melania Trump had been in the spotlight after protesters bash her actions regarding her visit.

Over 200 workers had protested the visit just outside Boston Medical Center in the city's South End, carrying signs such as "BMC cares for all patients" and "We believe that healthy women = healthy families = healthy society."


It can be well established that the First Lady has been in relation to the President Donald Trump’s policy and administration that highly discouraged immigrants from seeking proper health care along with various tough immigration policies.

According to the report from The Associated Press, Carmen Rosa Norona, a psychotherapist who works in the same hospital, she says:

"Families need to be together, that the best way to support children's development is for them to be with their families," and that "That being the children, having the possibility to grow up with their families, is a human right in that the policies of separating families are a violation of those rights."


Some who are in protest include various hospital employees, such as Cecilia Girard, a 26-year old nurse-midwife. "This is not a person that we want to come to our home, our hospital."

Melania Trump has been accompanied by Health and Human Services Alex Azar, who told the staff that she was very focused on their work on cuddling the children who had been born with neonatal abstinence syndrome. These are the effects from mothers who have been exposed to opioids during their pregnancy.

"I hope today's visit helps shine a light on programs like yours," Melania states in her visit.


Melania’s visit also included listening to various doctors and administrators, as well as visiting the hospital's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, aiming to provide families the knowledge and resources needed to fight the effects of addiction.

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