Breaking news January 15 in the suburbs of Detroit. According to WDIV-TV:
Roseville police said an autopsy will be done on a newborn boy whose body was found Wednesday in a dumpster.
Police said the newborn was found by workers who were sorting recyclables at the RE Community Recycling on Groesbeck.
Police also said the newborn was estimated to be between one and three days old, and there were no visible signs of trauma to the newborn. Police also said trash and recyclables come to the center from across the community and even northern Ohio.
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But why should we care? See, if that mom had planned it a little better, she could have walked into a clinic the day before her baby’s birth and had a doctor sever its tiny arms and legs and crush its skull, then suck out the brain–and no one would have been the wiser.
It’s gruesome, but it happens every day.
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But this year, under a Republican-led Congress and with a majority (64%) of Americans supporting restrictions on when a mother can kill her child, our nation may be making some headway toward reestablishing our moral compass.
The end of America’s shameful holocaust will begin on January 22, the 42nd anniversary of the infamous abortion decision Roe v. Wade that ushered in an era of legalized abortions with little or no limits. On that day the House of Representatives will vote on the Franks-Blackburn bill, which would stop abortion after 20 weeks of age, when the fetus is capable of feeling intense pain, unless the life of the mother is at stake.
In the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to bring the legislation, which was blocked by Harry Reid in the past, to a vote in the Spring.
LifeNews.com reported on an interview with Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz), who said:
“More than 18,000 ‘very late term’ abortions are performed every year on perfectly healthy unborn babies in America. These are innocent and defenseless children who can not only feel pain, but who can survive outside of the womb in most cases, and who are torturously killed without even basic anesthesia. Many of them cry and scream as they die, but because it is amniotic fluid going over their vocal cords instead of air, we don’t hear them.”
Politico reports that eight major potential Republican presidential hopefuls are on board with the national ban, cementing the party’s abortion plank long before primary season. Besides Bush and Paul, that list includes Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas, Govs. Mike Pence of Indiana and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas…. All eight have written to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) supporting his version of the 20-week bill.It’s too late for this baby whose mother deposited her son or daughter in the trash in Roseville, Michigan.
For others, though, there is hope that women facing unintended pregnancies will seek assistance other than abortion, and will choose to give life to their child, then place him or her for adoption, or perhaps make the necessary life changes to raise that beloved infant.
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If you’re pregnant and you don’t know where to turn, help is available. Here in the Detroit area, where I live, you can call the Problem Pregnancy Center at (248) 559-7440 for assistance, or for a referral to another center in your local area.
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UPDATE – Okay, so it remains a mystery where the frozen body of the “dumpster baby” came from. The newborn boy whose body was found on Thursday was first thought to be the child of a young Okemos woman who is currently facing charges of killing her baby daughter last year. Now DNA testing has shown that the child is not this mother’s offspring; that means there are two women in southeastern Michigan whose infants died at their hands.
This need not have happened. Michigan’s Safe Haven Law allows parents of children up to three days old to drop them with a staff member at any hospital, fire station, police station or any emergency service provider that is on duty in Michigan. No one ever has to abandon a child.
A Story to Pull at Your Heartstrings
On March 3-5, 2015, moviegoers will be inspired by a new film brought to you by Focus on the Family, The Drop Box.
The Drop Box tells the story of South Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak and his heroic efforts to embrace and protect the most vulnerable members of society. It is a heart-wrenching exploration of the physical, emotional and financial toll associated with providing refuge to orphans that would otherwise be abandoned on the streets. But The Drop Box movie is also a story of hope—a reminder that every human life is sacred and worthy of love.
I will publish my review of this heartwarming documentary as the release date nears. Here, a peek into the true story that will warm your heart: