A follow up on yesterday’s post about a baby thrown from a ninth floor garbage chute by his own mother: reports say the baby is in critical condition right now with a fractured skull. Doctors aren’t sure if he is going to recover fully.
Those last two sentences – aren’t they one of the saddest in the world?
An innocent baby is fighting for his life as his mother – that entity who should be protecting him from the dangers of the outside world – premeditated his murder and executed it just hours after his birth.
Tweets were flying in Twitter today imploring whether the UAE law, which is imprisonment for women getting pregnant or bearing children out of wedlock, is too harsh. Whether the mother in question should be prosecuted or given support.
Excuse me but the law is too harsh on women here?
I have only one thing to say: Yes, maybe but it is not an excuse to kill a helpless baby!
And another: The law existed BEFORE and DURING their baby-making tryst. And they sure know it.
Why should a faultless baby suffer from the irresponsibility of the adults involved?
Everyone here knows it is not legal for a woman to get pregnant or give birth without marriage yet so many are caught doing that. These are the ‘brave’ people who break the law and think they can get away with it, at the expense of innocent lives. As a mother, I am enraged and disgusted by this news.
Sure it’s easy to say, “but you don’t walk in her shoes” but I still strongly maintain: there is no excuse for murder, no matter what the circumstance. There had to be more humane choices: fleeing the country, giving up the baby for adoption, having an abortion (which I do *NOT* condone but if the mother intended to kill anyway…). Condoms?!
If you live in the UAE, do you think the law regarding women here is too harsh? What do you think should be done to these women who break the law?