Another day, another baby abandoned: Mother threw baby down garbage chute. (Miraculously, the baby survived with minor cuts and is now
in stable condition in critical condition with a fractured skull (updated 24 hours after). The mom is a Filipino.)
I know I shouldn’t have clicked the link but I did and my heart was torn to pieces. There’s that big question: WHY?
Filipinos are kind nurturers. We love babies. We go all the way to comfort a crying baby. We co-sleep. Our babies are our first priorities, to a fault. There’s a reason why so many people opt for Filipino nannies, including the British Royal family – a Filipino nanny once cared for Prince William and Prince Harry. The late superman Christopher Reeve’s super nurse is a Filipino.
Filipino mothers care for children even not their own. Love flows unconditionally. My son’s nanny is a Filipino and he clearly loves her, reciprocating the love and care he receives from her everyday when I am not home.
So, what drove this mother to throw her own flesh and blood from the ninth floor garbage chute?
Only God knows. There had been alarming increase in cases of abandoned babies here in the UAE because the consequences of having a child out of wedlock means jail time and sure deportation.
It’s nothing short of heartbreaking – a very tiny, soft and vulnerable beautiful creature wrapped in newspaper and plastic and thrown down the bin. Whatever the circumstances that surrounded the whole pregnancy, I wished she just gave the baby up for adoption if she has decided to carry it until full term.
As a new mother myself, I can’t imagine the emotions going through that mom while she walked carrying that warm bundle of life to the garbage room. Didn’t her conscience bother her each time she took a step closer to killing her child?
It’s unforgivable. Life is all about choices and she chose to kill. Even animals like dogs and cat do not abandon their young at such helpless state!