Published: Thursday, April 17 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
The "Safe Haven" is a great idea, but I have an even better one, its
Re "Utah should allocate more resources toward this effort"...I think we all realize that the Safe Haven project is a good thing, but how
would allocating more resources to this program have prevented this situation?
It just seems like the conclusion of every letter is... blah blah
blah... and more money needs to be given to this program...This was
not caused by under-funding the program. This obviously involves a mental
problem, not that she was stressed or didn't know what to do, or how to
care for the babies or even that she didn't want them. More money for the
program would not have helped in this instance.More money for mental
illness detection and treatment may have helped, but nobody even knew she had a
problem... so how would they know she needed help?I think the Save
Haven project is absolutely a good thing, and it may even need more money... but
pretending this incident indicates the program needs more money... is off-base
(IMO).Where can we donate money to this program BTW...
Safe haven is a nice idea, but in this case this woman could very well have
believed that she was "saving" these babies by not subjecting them to
growing up, being subjected to temptation and possible adverse affects of
mistakes they would have made in life.Maybe in her mind she was
willing to be eternally punished, as long as her babies would be in heaven.
It's tough to anticipate how people will process what they're taught,
in the context of their mental condition.
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