Tuesday, February 8, 2011

S.C. Woman Abandons Delivered Baby in Arena Bathroom

Last Friday night, an enjoyable night at the circus in Greenville, South Carolina has turned into a high-wire act of survival for a newborn. A woman is reported to have given birth in a bathroom stall sometime during (or after) the performance, and she abandoned her new baby boy there. The child was found several hours later by cleanup crew members at the Bi-Lo Center, which is where the event was hosted.

As of Tuesday night, the child is in critical condition, where he is being treated for hypothermia.

Personally, I can only hope and pray the child fully recovers from this montrosity and finds a loving mother who won't dump him, because his biological mother has shown no regard for his life. Children are born social beings who need the tender touch and bonding of their mother (primarily) in order to survive in this world appropriately. And don't get on my case that his mother will change. She won't. If she can't take accountability for bringing a child into this world, then what right has she to raise him up accordingly? It's bad enough some children end up with lousy parents. It's a horse of another color to be deserted by the one person that brought them into this world.

Speaking of this woman, whoever she is, her demeanor is deplorable, and she needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible. Laws and agencies designed for child protection services are in place for a reason, and a failure to comply with either of them are grounds to lose one's child(ren). And her thinking? She wasn't thinking. I understand giving birth in an arena bathroom stall for her is an abnormal circumstance, but it's even more abnormal to leave the child like a piece of excrement to be flushed out of her life. At the very least, she should've called her husband or boyfriend or, gee, I don't know, maybe even 911 to help both of them receive initial care. I'm just amazed that people like her are allowed to procreate.

This just goes to show that there are simply too many freaks in the world and not enough spots in the circus for them all to join. Or, in this woman's case, jail.

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