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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sadness

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.

4 comments:

Nadine Hightower said...

Sad and sickening.

Gina (Mannyed) said...

I couldn't even begin to explain it to you as I don't get it either. Not when there are other options out there. It gets chaulked up to being a coward and being selfish. With no soul.

Becca said...

Well, according to the news here, dad is a convicted felon, daughter was far less than honest with the police. Very sad. As a woman who is married to a man who has tried to have a child for their entire 9 year relationship, I have to wonder what was going through her head. She has to answer to God one day. Just like the parents here who are trying to use their religion for not seeking medical treatment for their children and they die from preventable illnesses. I am so glad, and I am sorry to say that, judges are seeing through the religion argument and sending that case to trial. You can choose what you want for yourself, but an innocent child, get him/her medical attention. If you don't, you deserve to be prosecuted.

Turf Dad said...

Sick, is the only way to explain her actions. No amount of therapy or what ever will make that girl normal. She needs to be locked away forever.