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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 26 2014 10:15 a.m. MDT

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Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

This makes my heart ache


This is terrible. It would be unselfish to give up for adoption a baby that you don't want or can't take care of. My husband and I are listed on LDS Family Service's website just waiting to be approached by a birth mom looking to give her baby a better life. Why couldn't she give the baby up for adoption instead of doing this heinous thing?

Sarah Frances
St . Albans , WV

The Mother should be arrested . That is just terrible .

South Jordan, UT

It's inhuman, actually. Most animals even take care of their young. What has happened to us to be so insensitive. A mother's love should transcend all other love. I don't understand this at all.

Provo, UT

An innocent baby determined to live...I hope the infant makes it and that it will be raised by wonderful parents. I feel sad for the birth mother--she could have aborted the baby, but didn't...we must be kind and supportive. The birth mother, like her child, needs help.

Reasonable Person
Layton, UT

Just another sign that we need better sex education AND available birth control, to save lives and reduce abortions/killings.

Springville, UT

While the act is hard to comprehend let's not go overboard on the sharp criticism of the mother. We have no idea of her mental state nor any of the circumstances. Let's just be grateful the baby now has a chance.

truth in all its forms
henderson, NV

I hope that the baby can be adopted and placed into a loving home.

Kuna, ID

This child needs a solid home, with love, and this story should never be heard by her ears ever.

Blue AZ Cougar
Chandler, AZ

"The newborn was taken by ambulance to Pioneer Valley Hospital and then flown by medical helicopter to Primary Children's Hospital in critical condition. Richardson said she was soon downgraded to extremely critical."

Huh?? Downgraded from critical to extremely critical?

What a terrible situation, I can't believe the baby survived that long without any food or medical care.

Morgan, UT

I for one am not shocked by this...not at all.


And she "thought her problems would be solved"...? Nobody in their right mind for what ever reason starves a newborn and throws it away hoping that it dies and that all problems are magically solved. I can't even leave abandoned or hurting animals on their own if I stumble across them, so how can someone do this with a human life?

Even with birth control women still become pregnant.

Seldom Seen Smith
Orcutt, CA

Now let me get this straight, if she would have just aborted the fetus a few weeks ago everything is cool, but when it's born, she's a criminal. What a sad and decadent people we have become.

If this post is rejected by the Deseret News "objective and impartial" evaluator, this is the last time I'll ever visit this site. Life is too short for pop culture propanganda.

Vernal, UT

I hope and pray that this baby survives and adopted by a loving family.

Gaithersburg, MD

We had a similar instance some years back in the VA area. Fortunately, an early morning jogger heard some cries from a dumpster. He found the baby, called 911, and the baby survived. This spurned an effort to remind the public of the "safe haven" laws. Sadly, I suspect many of the women in such dire situations likely are unaware of such programs.

Murray, UT

With 50 million abortions in the last ten years is it any surprise that human life has little or no value these days? Every child born or unborn is unique and valuable beyond measure. We all need to stand up to those who murder children in or out of the womb and stop the insane idea that the murder of an innocent child is somehow a "choice". Those who advocate such ideas need to be in jail not marching in the streets claiming some kind of phony ridiculous "war on women". It doesn't help that our current President voted three times as a state Senator in IL to allow a doctor to kill a live baby that survived an abortion. The world and the country have been turned upside down, life is cheap now. Let us all hope and pray this little girl survives this nightmare and goes on to find a life with a family who will care for her.

Buena Vista, VA

Hmmm, so according to many proabortionists, if the mom had simply had a partial birth abortion an hour or so before she would have been born, everything would have been A-OK.

Kaysville, UT

My daughter volunteered along with many others and helped Catholic nuns for 4-months in Ecuador with dropped off newborn babies left on their porches at two orphanages. Maybe 30-second ads on Utah television or radio stations, like PBAs might be good or on social network. Babies are so helpless because God knows that nurturing is important for the baby and mother. Our daughter has benefitted from her service to others and I am sure her children appreciate her special love for babies and children. She just loved seeing some of her Ecuadoran babies get adopted and seeing the parents thrilled to get such loved kids from the Sisters and volunteers that help in a good cause. Service to others in the name of this life's challenges. Social networking for 24-year olds or all ages is available. There is also a Father of this child someplace that hasn't been involved or maybe was involved in this process. Men need to be held accountable for their actions, also.

Bountiful, UT

Ouch, a couple of people decided to dogpile on Itsme2 when we know nothing about her except that her heart aches for the child in this article and that she and her husband would dearly like to give a home to an unwanted child.

I'm praying the baby pulls through.

Al Thepal
Salt Lake City, UT

K and Laura Bilington,

What is with the criticism of Itsme2? K, how do you know Itsme would not provide a better life for this (or another) infant? She and her husband likely would give them a better life. LDS Family Services (like most other adoption agencies I am sure) doesn't accept just anyone as prospective adoptive parents.

Laura, how do you know Itsme is waiting for a "healthy white infant"? I do not see in her post where she said she indicated the race or health status of the baby she wants, or if she has any preference at all. She is "waiting to be approached" because that is how LDS Family Services adoptions work. The birth mother chooses the adoptive parents. I am impressed by you for all the children you have adopted, and especially being willing to adopt children who come from hard circumstances. I am also impressed with your non judgmental way of looking at the situation from the mother's point of view. You clearly have a good heart. But it seems Itsme has a good heart too.

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