Carol McCarty, a Los Angeles advertising executive, has teamed up with Debi Faris, an advocate for abandoned babies and force behind the new law, to create public awareness. McCarty contacted Faris after reading about Faris' widely publicized Garden of Angels, a Calimesa, Calif., cemetery where 44 abandoned newborns from Southern California have been buried in the last four years. Faris also created an entity called Safe Arms, to focus on prevention and to publicize the new law.There are no authoritative statistics on the number of abandoned newborn babies. In 1998, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found, by compiling reports from newspapers around the country, that 105 newborns had been abandoned--33 of them were found dead.
I absolutely cannot stand people using google hits for statistics. I just googled "U.S. Presidents"... apparently the have been three hundred and sixty four million U.S Presidents...
My attitude towards abortion changes when it involves an unplanned pregnancy verses a terminal or severely deformed fetus that the parents planned and wanted. It is tragic, and I think they should have the right to abort.
in a country of 4 billion people, you think every woman would have to have 12 babies a year in order for a million babies to be born? true, only 1 in 4 chinese people is a woman of reproductive age, but you would still have to be clueless about the difference between (a Milllion, with an M, and a Billion, with a B) , as well as the difference between a month and a year. And no, I didn't postulated an unfounded statement there are a million abortions a year in China. I noted a well-documented and easy-to-look-up fact that a million abortions in China a year occur for the reason that the baby is a girl and the parents want a boy. There are also about 12 million other abortions a year in China, for other reasons, or for reason undeclared, very well documented, proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, and easy to look up. That's not even close to every Chinese woman having an abortion at all, let alone every Chinese woman having an abortion every month. And yes, over 95% of Chinese women who do have abortions, have several abortions a year, and this minority of Chinese women are undoubtedly also responsible for the vast majority of dumpster babies. Although I am sure you were sarcastically implying that an abortion can only take place once every nine months, An abortion can in fact happen once every 28 1/2 days.
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