Letters to the Editor

Mother may be victim

I am responding to the news coverage of the abandoned baby in Orosi. The general belief seems to be that the mother is an unfeeling criminal. Information is being broadcast regarding fire stations being a safe and legal drop-off option for unwanted babies.

Now that law enforcement has connected this mother to previous abandonments in the last two years, it seems reasonable to me to consider that the mother might be a young, frightened, powerless victim of sexual abuse who is being denied access to humane options for herself or her babies.

Debbie Sandhurst

Madera

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