Tuesday, 8 June 2010

My Heart Breaks

My heart breaks for that 17 year old mother whose error in judgment resulted in the death of her newborn baby girl ... and who has now been charged with manslaughter.

I think about all the people I know who have made similar errors in judgment; who encouraged their dogs to interact with their children for all the right reasons; who walked out to look at the flowers leaving the door open, the baby safely ensconced in a car seat on an easy chair or couch.

You don't have to be a 17 year old mother to make mistakes.

But surely if you are a 17 year old first time mother your grieving should not be shattered by a manslaughter charge.

1 comment:

IrishGirl said...

Yes, this story is sad and tragic on so many levels.