This was an accident. If the prosecution is weighing the rights of the child, I
hope they do the right thing and honor the child by honoring her mother.
Any prosecution would be virtually meaningless when compared to the life
sentence this mother has already received.
Some actions have consequences that are severe enough in and of themselves. If
this mother had demonstrated a pattern of neglect towards her child then
prosecution might be in order. But to prosecute a single forgetful incident that
has already exacted a punishment far worse than any that society could mete out
is just plain wrong. Common sense should tell us that, but is there such a thing
If I knew this family at all I would do everything I could to comfort them and
help them. I pray that they feel great peace and love from every direction.
My heart is breaking for this mother and her family. I'm so sorry that you
have to go through this. May you find peace in the future and comfort from all
Robb C; you're right the only thing common about common sense, is that it
is not that common.
"I hope they do the right thing and honor the child by honoring her
mother." - Uncle RicoHonor the mother? Hmm ... I think you meant
to say something to the effect of being "lenient" on the mother.She made a terrible mistake, one which she will have to live with for
the rest of her life. Prosecuting her and sending her to prison would only heap
more misery on the family.
Once when I was a young mom, I was with my daughter on a river beach waiting for
a canoe party to meet me. We were both incredibly tired. It would be so easy for
me to have her nap in the hot vehicle, but she wasn't inclined to fall
asleep so we sat in a tiny shady spot and still roasted. That time and many
others, I could have lost a child due to not thinking well or some other
unintentional, but regrettable, action that could have become tragic. My
personal thought is that this mom just needs a huge amount of love and support.
clearly an accident.Also, We allow abortion in this country for some
crazy reason and nobody does anything about that. Clearly not an accident.
It is always better to be on the safe side. I truly believe it was an accident.
I make stupid mistakes frequently so I certainly can understand. Do the
Christian thing believe the mother.
If she was living on the wrong side of town, used drugs it wouldn't be seen
as an accident but intentional. Sorry too many kids here in Utah die due to
"accidents" and a majority of them happen in the well-to-do areas. So
IMO she was negligent