A few days ago, a woman placed her 2 week old baby girl on the train tracks and ran away. Thankfully within minutes, two city workers who were nearby saw the infant and safely removed her from the tracks.
Who’s to say why the woman chose to do this. The reasoning is of little importance in the grand scheme of things. Whether she was drugged up or did this while perfectly coherent, is beside the point. Whatever the reason was, she obviously didn’t want the baby.
Before writing this, I went to the National Safe Haven Alliance website to look up what the law was for her state, in regard to dropping off unwanted babies. The law for her state of residence is: “You can leave your baby, up to 3 days old, with a hospital staff member who engages in the admission, care, or treatment of patients at any hospital, or with a fire fighter at any fire station.”
It might be a wild guess, but I would assume that if she didn’t want the baby after two weeks, she probably didn’t want her since day 1. Why then, did she not utilize this service and give her baby up to a responsible adult before that 3 day time limit? It’s not like she didn’t have time to research this prior to having the baby. I found the Safe Haven information within 1 minute. She had at least 7 months (that’s if she delivered early). Even after the 3 day limit, a hospital would have happily taken that baby. Why then did she instead, attempt to kill that precious new life she was holding?
Even more of a question is, why did she not give the baby up for adoption in the first place? There are thousands of people out there who would love to have a baby, but can’t. There are also thousands out there who would happily take in another child to give them a good life and a successful future.
It baffles me how someone could just throw their baby away. If a person doesn’t want the precious child that they’ve been given, then that’s fine. But, they should never take away that child’s chance at life. There is absolutely no excuse for that. Who are they to sentence that innocent child to death? People can be so unbelievably selfish.
Every single child deserves a life, a good home and a future. No one has the right to take that away.
National Safe Haven Alliance
“Each state has a law in place to allow an unharmed infant to be relinquished to the proper authorities, no questions asked.” The time frame for dropping off unwanted babies ranges from 3 days up to 1 year, after the birth of the child. To find your state’s specific details, click the link below.
Or call – TOLL FREE CRISIS HOTLINE: 1-888-510-BABY (2229)
Life. We all deserve one.