The “mother” is being charged with attempted murder – and yet it seems has been allowed to name the baby.
The Department of Family and Community Services has said the act was one of desperation.
I know I don’t know the facts and maybe I’m being overly unsympathetic – but there is no justification, no circumstance, and no level of desperation that makes what this woman did anything but evil. I know there are such things as postnatal depression, but what she did – which was premeditated and with full understanding that the baby would likely die – is inexcusable.
You only have to look at the location of the drain and the structure of the drain to know that this was not a spur of the moment, impulsive act. She had to go to the drain which is quite isolated off a major road. Once there it would not have been easy to put the baby into the drain given that its entry was low down and quite small.
Why, why, why can someone like this have a baby and I can’t?
Most of the time, now, I am okay with not having a baby. I have a good life and I pursue all sorts of interesting things and I spend amazing times with the children we have in our lives. Then something like this comes about and I cry for hours wondering whether there is any fairness in the world at all.
And why should she have any right, whatsoever, to name this tiny, precious, baby boy?
Got any answers?
I didn’t think so.
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