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The RE's Muse

After 4 years of infertility, 2 surgeries, 1 miscarriage, and 19 months of high risk pregnancies, hubby and I now have two little women in our lives--one a toddler, the other not far behind. Buckle your seatbelts, it's gonna be a wild ride.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Things that make your blood boil

I've been taking advantage of my current "holding pattern" (T-minus 7 days and counting to first ultrasound) to catch up on my regional news coverage. I saw this in today's Miami Herald. Someone please explain why life is so unfair....

KEY WEST - A dead newborn girl -- placenta and umbilical cord still attached -- was found early Sunday in a women's bathroom garbage can at the Hilton Resort, police said.
A hotel security guard told detectives he noticed three men sitting in a second-floor lounge area late Saturday or early Sunday, waiting for a female friend who was sick in the bathroom. About 20 minutes later, a woman emerged, looking pale and holding her stomach, according to police.
The woman was described as being in her 20s, about 5-foot-4, of medium weight and with brownish blond, shoulder-length hair. She wore a baggy, white T-shirt.
Her male companions are believed to be the same age. One is described as tall and slender, with a goatee and wearing a red shirt and red cap. Another is believed to be shorter, with cropped black hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt and jeans. The third man had short, frizzy, medium-length hair and was wearing a gray T-shirt and shorts, according to police. Police said the group may have been at a Fat Tuesday's bar earlier in the night.
''There have been no arrests, and we are seeking the public's help,'' said Steve Torrence, a Key West police spokesman.

If I wasn't feeling nauseous already, this story would've done it to me. Though we see these stories all too often it seems, it never fails to amaze me how someone can give up something so very wanted by so many people. Here in Florida, new moms have three days during which they can actually drop their unwanted newborn babies off at local police or fire stations without legal ramification. I guess maybe she didn't know this--or wasn't from around these parts. Alas, another life cut all too short by someone's fear or ignorance or ? I just don't get it....


At 9:29 PM, Blogger Julianna said...

It is so unbelievable that these mothers can kill their babies like that. It must have something to do with great fear. Selfish and immature women/girls who see nothing but fright ahead of them if they keep their baby.

I hope you are doing well.

At 9:07 AM, Blogger ankaisa said...

It really amazes me that some women can actually do this. There must be other things they could do if they do not want to keep the baby! I can not believe this still happens... Makes me sick, too.

At 9:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have the same law and the same problem here-- about once a month a newborn is found. i don't get it. I don't.



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