I was going to say Azariah was female didn't know it was unisex. Not sure how I feel about the mother naming him, I have mixed feelings.
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25-11-2014 15:04 #181
25-11-2014 15:16 #182
Just watching the news again about it and I thought 5 days is a miracle that he survived .....but also long enough for her to change her mind and save him ........it's just so heart breaking.....
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25-11-2014 15:26 #183Senior Member
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I remember it pretty well because it was very controversial at the time. I am very pro-choice so it is very against my own opinions.
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25-11-2014 15:29 #184
25-11-2014 15:51 #185
25-11-2014 15:55 #186
My hope is the child finds a wonderful family who will love him unconditionally and he recovers from this fully.
25-11-2014 15:58 #187
I feel so traumatised by this story, so many women trying so hard to have a baby or adopt and this one was just thrown away.
Here's the thing about mental illness: people with a mental illness are far more likely to be victims of crime than perpetrators. In some cases, psychosis can lead to violent acts but it's not nearly as common as you'd think.
What's dangerous is that every time something really heinous happens - like this story or like when Drummer Lee Rigby was beheaded in London, we find it so hard to comprehend that we assume there must have been mental illness at play.
This further entrenches the stigma around mental illness and is a really big factor in why people often don't seek help for mental illness, because they'll be seen as potential monsters.
We don't know yet whether psychosis or PND was a factor in this case. It's good to raise awareness about the need for better PND support services but equally it's possible that the act was just criminal.
Unfortunately, humans are capable of despicable things. The risk is that by jumping to a conclusion either way risks demonising women who do experience PND or post-natal psychosis.
That's my two cents.
Poor little baby. I'm so glad he was found. I hope we will get updates about him and about baby Gammy as they grow up, and live their lives.
25-11-2014 18:05 #188-
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Surely you can recognise that using the word vile in the context you did, (to describe, not a woman who left a baby down the drain to die, but rather people who were speaking out against her actions) especially on a pregnancy/baby forum would get some heated responses? It doesn't mean people thought you didn't have a right to say it, or they couldn't see where you were coming from. Heck I'm sure you made people think about things a bit more (I know I thought about the media coverage a bit). It doesn't mean people were attacking you, just your description. It's more a sign of their horror at the baby being dumped down a drain rather than them disliking/attacking you. So hang around and I'm sure I will agree with you on another topic... Are you a SOS supporter by any chance?
25-11-2014 19:47 #189
*trigger warning* baby found down drain
I feel for the mother. I feel she had to put her child in that position. Maybe she comes from a horrible background. Maybe she's mentally impaired . Maybe the child was from sexual assault. We don't know anything. It could be from an affair and she's religious (now I'm going really broad BUT we never know!) this child should have been put somewhere same yes. The media should keep out of these stories because this child has to live with it growing up. Especially if he gets a loving family who adopts/fosters him.
I hope this mum receives the he'll she obviously needs. As does the baby.
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