I believe most mothers no matter the circumstance want to love their children. And that it is highly unusual for a mom to bear a child and not love that child. This is in part why abortion is an affront to women: to their dignity and personhood, because it denies what is natural and normal–sex, leading to pregnancy, leading to children.
So when a baby is born, and the mom immediately kills that baby of her own volition, what am I to understand?
I have a couple of different responses swimming around in my head (along with the cold virus that hit yesterday) right now:
She should be blamed and take responsibility.
She must be mentally ill to do such a thing.
Or she is following the abortion-friendly culture we have. Five minutes before birth in a sanctified legal clinic and this would not be in the news.
(cross-posted to The Shotgun)