A lot of people are angry about the baby that died in East London yesterday after being abandoned in on the street in a plastic bag – and well they should!
But please spare a moment to remember that the mother is also a human being and we don’t know her circumstances. We don’t don’t know at this stage what led her to abandon her baby in this manner – and whilst we can say there is no excuse – and there should not be – this mother obviously felt she had no other option.
This is by no means an isolated incident and my ex-wife, Nicole Angling, is involved in charities for abandoned babies in Port Elizabeth and everyone who is outraged by this event do a search for “place of Safety” in your locality.
In the last 2 days I have driven past Breath of Life in East London four times. I don’t know anything about Breath of Life at this stage but I will make a point of it in the coming days. Rather than be angry at a faceless person who undoubtedly is a victim herself in some respect I will rather see what i can do to help prevent this happening in the future and I urge anyone reading this to do the same.