In regards to Illinois state law, what is the legal punishment for women who attempt suicide after finding out she is pregnant?
-After taking steps to do fatal harm to herself and her unborn child, can she keep her baby?
-Can she ever be successful in taking back full custody of her 3 year old?
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Until the mother exhibits an ability to provide a safe environment for herself and chlldren I imagine a court will not allow her to care for her baby or 3 year old.
It it sounds like the mother is out of the picture for the foreseeable future. However, despite the fact that you've included a lot of good facts in your question, not nearly enough facts presented to give any kind of definitive answer. This is the kind of situation best handled in a face-to-face meeting with an attorney. Please consult an experienced lawyer who concentrates his or her practice in family law as soon as is possible!
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