Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Why Abandoned Fetuses Accelerate

Since time memorial, national news has been filled with stories of fetus and babies being dumped in toilets, trash bin, airports, sewers and elsewhere and more often than not, these unfortunate babies simply die while others were adopted by orphanage, private individuals and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). According to DSWD, there were 986 babies abandoned between January 2008 and February 2009. And, this number continues to pick up.

And in spite of this grim news, the number of abandoned fetuses continues to rise. So, I draw these possible causes why this issue remains and shall continue to persist:

  • School age with poor education on safe sex and parenthood;
  • Too many children;
  • Economic crisis;
  • Rape and/or sexual abuse;
  • Illness;
  • Social / parental pressure.

Forgive me with my opinion but if pregnancy is the least thing that a couple requires, then, at least, the couple should protect themselves, may it be through natural means or otherwise. With this persisting problem of child abandonment, it only shows how mediocre or ignorant we are in terms of safe sex. I can only hope that there will be no more cases of abandoned fetuses anymore.



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