The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Meet your new sister, she's out in the dumpster...

Oh, the joys of being 11 and waiting nine months to meet your new baby sister- the thought is just darling. Until you realise that in order to meet your beloved, long awaited sibling is to go out back into the dumpster which your mom decided to toss her in hours after her birth.

Shawn Sepulveda, 38, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an 11-year-old girl found the baby in a trash bin behind 30041 Tessier St. at about 9 a.m. Saturday, according to Jim Amormino of the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

Neighbors said the girl who made the discovery is the newborn's sister.

The baby was taken to Mission Hospital and was reported in good condition, he said.

Amormino said a trail of blood led to Sepulveda.

The baby was believed to have been born just hours earlier and placed in the trash only about 15 minutes before the girl got her out, Amormino said.

Perhaps the story is even more angering to me because a law created in 2001 provides for a "safe surrender" of unwanted babies which provides safe places to leave the babies such as hospitals, police stations and fire department. But, rather than make the slightest attempt to do right by the child she brought into the world, Sepulveda took a inhumane and lazy way out, tossing the baby into a dumpster as if it was nothing more than a piece of rotting trash.

Seriously, it's things like this which make me wish that somehow we could find away to limit the breeding capabilities of people like this.