Member Rara Avis
The Shores of Alone
Yeah, I know the story, and I think it was terrible that they were more or less allowed to do that. I feel like their stature or class situation may have influenced in some way. Not fair at all. I do believe there could have been circumstances we are unaware of, but it was very heartless, anyway. I don't believe anyone should kill their baby because they are scared or ill, or whatever. There are many abandoned babies now, and many infanticides by Moms that are alone and terrified. It is a very sad world. I recently heard of a new program, can't remember the state, which allows teen (or other) Moms to bring the baby they don't want, to a hospital and drop him off, with no prosecution. I heard in that city there have been less dead babies in trash cans, because of the program. Probably the whole thing comes down to more programs to intervene in the situation before the baby is born. There was a story several years ago of a girl that gave birth during her prom, dumped the baby in the trash and went back out and danced. That was very ugly. I can't even comprehend it. I guess I have mixed feelings on the issue, as it is absolutely horrible, and murder of an innocent. On the other hand, women and girls who have been abandoned by the father of the baby, and are for some reason without support systems, can do things out of desperation, that they would never have done.
Hm, that became a ramble. Sorry.