Today, as I was thumbing through Yahoo! News, I found this article that literally brought tears to my eyes.
In it, it tells of a 16-year old girl who gave birth to a boy and drowned him in the toilet, then threw him away in a plastic bag.
Threw. him. away. No regard to his life or his potential.
This baby didn't ask to be conceived. This baby didn't ask to be born. This baby didn't ask to be killed.
Meanwhile, there are families yearning to love a baby as their own.
Did the State fail this baby, or does it rest solely on the girl and her parents? Did they seek every opportunity to provide a stable and loving home for this boy?
I think of my own children as I grapple with the thought that there are people out there who are incapable of loving children and therefore, subject them to verbal, physical, and sexual abuse, who are willing to sell their children for drugs.
For years I regarded myself as Pro-Choice. But once I had children of my own and discovered the joy and heartache they bring to me on a daily basis, I find that my views have changed.
Help me understand what goes through peoples' minds when they make such decisions like this.
Then again, maybe I don't want to know.
End Of Summer -
4 years ago