Thursday, August 19, 2010

BABY BLOOD ON OUR CONSCIENCE

Source: Bernama


My stomach churned when I saw the front page of the Star today. Another two more cases of baby-dumping to add to the 65 cases since January this year, and 472 since 2005. If we don't find a workable solution soon, there will be hundreds more before year-end. That is the estimated number of unwed pregnant teenagers yet to deliver their babies. These are the ones we can still save if we can reach out to these young mothers-to-be and their partners.

Yesterday the papers published my views on the issue. One paper published 90% of my original letter, whilst the other only 50%. In the latter case, I'm not sure if it's because of space constraint or sensitive content. For me it was interesting to note what was edited out.

As parents and grandparents, we can do our part to ensure we instill the right values in our young. And if the worse should happen despite all the advice and teaching, let them know that we will be there for them. Love comes first. Wrath and punishment comes last if at all. Our children need to know that we are their first and last refuge.

We don't want to have any more baby blood on our hands or on our conscience.


2 comments:

Zaharan Razak said...

I touched on the same topic in this post at my blog:

Is Pornography a Factor in the Making of a Monster?

As a blogger, I can afford to be blunt. I used to write to newspapers with some seeing the light of day but always edited.

Antares said...

Powerful post, and your letters to the press were excellent. So proud of you!