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To be so jaded and cynical about a "child" strangling a baby to death that it can be considered "trivial and meaningless".... This speaks volumes about where we are as as a society today, I guess.
Do you think your moral stance privileges you in some way? Or makes you a better person? You are sadly mistaken.
And by the way, strangling is always 'to death'.
Also, consider she had a family that made her so afraid of being pregnant that she would hide and strangle her own baby.
I'm just going to say it. She knew what could happen if she had sex. She had sex anyway.
She got pregnant, and then went to great lengths to hide it, even though several people apparently cried BS. Her parents appeared to be in total denial about it, how they couldn't figure out a 5 foot 3 100 pound girl had a noticeable belly to others boggles me.
Originally posted by Nyiah
reply to post by Unity_99
I agree, to a point. The girl thought she was adult enough to have sex. She carried on with her life concealing the pregnancy & participating in her normal activities. Be it in denial, or thinking she could hack it, she still opted not to turn anywhere for help of any kind. In the end, she made the choice to kill as well. This doesn't necessarily strike me as a terrified kid hiding for the duration, this strikes me as a teenager who may have had an over-abundance of confidence and chose a vile way out of taking responsibility when the time came. SHE has to deal with the consequences, because it was not her mother or father who strangled that little boy.
Everyone who had known or suspected she was pregnant gets their own version of karma. They get to go through the rest of their lives wondering, "What if I had--" The knowledge and actions (or rather, lack thereof) cannot be unknown or undone. That's punishment enough weighing on the conscience.