Monday, January 23, 2006

America's Unwanted Children: Overturn Roe v. Wade, and Let's Have Some More!

On the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, it's time to ask hard questions of our fetal sentimentalists, the extra-high-decibel shriekers who cloak punitive authoritarianism under "life-ist" (sic) spin:

are children who actually are wanted, loved, expected, planned for, and prepared for, treated like this?


Starved Children Imprisoned By Bio Mom for Five Years

RENO, Nev. 1/22/06 -- Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says he's amazed by the survival of two emaciated children who say they were locked in an apartment bathroom and starved for the past five years.

When the siblings were found Thursday, the 16-year-old girl weighed about 40 pounds, and her 11-year-old brother weighed about 30 pounds. The pair were in stable condition Sunday at a hospital, while their grandmother, mother and the mother's boyfriend were in jail.

"The little girl appeared to be a Holocaust victim," Furlong told The Associated Press. "There's no meat or muscle whatsoever. We're talking absolute starvation. It was the same thing for the little boy."

Deputies were led to the home after someone reported seeing an 8-year-old girl pushing a shopping cart full of food within a block of the sheriff's office. It turned out to be the 16-year-old girl, who told deputies she was running away because she had been locked in a bathroom . . ."Right now, there doesn't seem to be anything that conflicts with anything the girl has said," Furlong said, adding the bathroom door appeared damaged as if someone had broken out. . .

Their grandmother, Esther Rios, 56; mother, Regina Rios, 33; and the mother's boyfriend, Tomas Granados, 33, were jailed on suspicion of child abuse or neglect and false imprisonment in lieu of $100,000 bail. . . Furlong said it's one of the worst cases he's seen in nearly 30 years of law enforcement.

"I don't know how the girl or her brother survived," he said.

Maybe it would be nice if America -- and particularly America's forced-maternity hysteric fringe -- made it a priority to take care of all its current post-born children, for a change.


Anonymous said...

Yes- pro-life before birth, fuck 'em afterwards... the global poverty/abuse ought to make them all ashamed.

And the fact that they talk about the 'barbaric' nature of the procedure but yet won't stop thwarting efforts to have emergency/morning after contraception available is just as absurd. The technology is available to do things differently, but their 'agenda' shows their mixed messages.

enigma4ever said...

Yup cspan showed the Marchers for Life..the same people who we saw last year down calling Terry Shiavo's Hubby a "Killer" and carried their big Giant Spoon Placards "Feed Terri" "Let Terri Live "( yeah like there was Quality of life there????? )
And then we saw them out in California last month supporting Death to a man who actually had been working on being rehabilitated...and then a week ago it was killing a man- an old decrepid man , who couln't even access the chamber due to his wheelchair...

( are we proud yet folks?)
And then you have been showing so vividly WHAT happens to unwanted children... ( and in a way there is a connection between this and overflowing prisons...and poverty..there are connecting points on all of these issues)...

I am wondering when we just accept that women and children- our health, our rights to care for these segments of the population are fully recognized as a Rights....When?

ohmy sorry NBFH...I went off on a soapbox tangent... I couldn't help myself.

Keep up the great work here..let us know when we should vote on your award....

Neil Shakespeare said...

No shit. Jesus, it doesn't get much more frightening than that. 'Culture of Life' indeed.

Anonymous said...

Republicans? Conservatives? It's like Ted Williams said ... if you don't think too good, don't think too much!

Lily said...

Enigma, you make the point very well- they do not view reproductive liberty as a 'right' but rather as an undecided fuzzy legal issue they are hellbent on revisiting. This was evident in Scalito's bullshittery.

Dammit, I must make up ten words a day. Methinks Blogenfreud has a point.

Anonymous said...

Child abuse has increased exponintially since Row v. Wade. Experts say it's because abortion devalues human life. A baby's heart starts beating before a mother even knows she is pregnant. If we can do what we please when children are in the womb why can't we do the same after they are bourn?
I can't have Children the waiting list for adoption is 10 years these children are wanted. If not by the biological parents its by people like me. I pray dayly that I will be given the chance to have a child to love but it may never happen.

Doug of all Deeds said...

There is a difference between pro-life and pro-birth. Pro-birth being those that picket outside abortion clinics yet do nothing for the children that are born without a home. Pro-life demands that someone care for a child, that responsibility is claimed for bringing the innocent into the world. When you hear or read about parents treating their own children this way it makes you sick. I only pray that in this particular case that the foster parents of these children are prepared to raise them.