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July 18, 2007



Okay, so I've had a really hard time NOT thinking about this. I think what I want to say is that I'm praying for this 17 year old. I've been in her shoes, but I, after a short "freaking out" period by everyone involved, had a tremendous amount of support. I honestly don't know how ANYONE could do this without support, let alone not having anyone who knew. I had one person who said to me, 'Mandy, that child is a gift from God. You need to ask for forgivness, and get over it. You need to enjoy this child and not worry about what anyone says about the situation.' Thats what changed my attitude about the whole thing, and I'm not sure how things would have gone if someone wasn't there to tell me that. Now, instead of support, this girl is at the point where she made a really bad choice, and she's only going to get dogged for it. I pray that someone will show her love and support.

chris from flickerbulb

theory: this sort of thing is *way less* common now than it was 20 years ago.

and 20 years ago it was less common than it was 50 years ago, which was less than it was 500 years ago, which in turn was less than 1800 years ago.

we *know* than humans used to leave babies behind at campsites when they didn't think they could care for them.

it's only because of humanity's conquering of tools and developing more efficient means of food production (leading to massive wealth) that allows us to consider such an act evil rather than good. (good for the tribe, good for the mom, obviously sad for the baby)

now, i am not saying i have any patience for this girl's complete lack of morals.

what she did was attempted murder, and she ought to be tried for it.

my point is that i'm betting it's less, not more, common.

human beings are *improving*.

Resident Atheist

I do this sort of thing all the time. I have two things in my hand, I want to throw one of them away, and I accidentally throw the wrong one out.

I bet she had the baby and a granola bar wrapper in the same hand and just pitched the wrong one in the can. When she got home she was like, 'Why do I still have this granola bar wrapper?...OH CRAP.'


Resident Atheist:
Most of your comments are tolerable and enlightening.....this however was neither. Disgusting.....not funny.....very insensitive.....I could go on and on...

Resident Atheist

Touch a nerve, Abby?

Intolerable? Disgusting? Insensitive? Yep. Crass? Ridiculous? Satirical? You bet. In my opinion, that's what makes it funny.

If you don't like it, I suggest you avoid my posts. I'm just getting warmed up. (Tonight's response to John is a doozie.)

(P.S. Half the reason it's funny is knowing I'll get reactions like that from people like you.)


Resident Atheist, it seems your Coulteresque attempt at metaphorical sarcasm has overshadowed your actual beliefs about babies being left in trash cans, right?

Resident Atheist

Do I really need to answer that? Abby knows I was kidding, as she indicated that it was 'not funny'. Anyone who would take that seriously should not be allowed on the internet without a helmet.

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