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THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 2008, 6:03 A.M.

Disposable life…

Photo Source: EPA

Good morning, Netizens...

I have been closely following a parallel set of events, the legal battles in Nebraska over being able to anonymously drop off children at area hospitals, and then this picture, which says a whole lot more to me.

What has created such a furor in Nebraska is that, under the existing state laws, any parent can drop off any of their children at area hospitals. I did say any age. This has brought about a remarkable number of parents dropping off their wayward or uncontrollable teenage children as hard times begin to hit the farm belt. Yes, the law is being modified.

However, in this picture, a woman walks past the Baby Rescue drop-off bin in Cape Town, South Africa. Baby Rescue is a charity organization which provides Baby Bins in which unwanted babies can be placed. One has only to remember the remarkable number of babies born in South Africa that already have the HIV or AIDS at birth.

Can we even suggest the term “disposable babies without losing lunch?


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