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Originally posted by Sonya610
I find it utterly shocking that parents could eat first while watching their own children whither away and die before their eyes. That goes against the most basic human standards practiced by the vast majority of cultures.
Originally posted by Voxel
See there you go projecting from a position of comfort. I very much doubt your mother ever weighted 85 lbs., felt the chronic weakness associated with hunger, and knew she had only weeks to live.
Why is it more civilized to allow two humans to die instead of one?
Originally posted by Cyberbian
When there is starvation there is disease, there is usually a lack of water, and a lack of clean water. Babys do not have developed immune systems.
Starvation is usually accompanied by an attempt to migrate to a better place. This too strains the child. I believe that any parent would willingly starve to see their child well fed. However if you cannot find enough to maintain an adult, a child with their higher needs, has little chance.
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
The thing we should be outraged by is that out government is under such pressure by the religious group in this country that we have cut so much funding that would have helped provide family planning (birth control) to third world countries. I guess in some peoples minds it is better to have them be born and then have to die a slow lingering death than have had their parents use birth control. Go figure.