ABC news has run a story about a 22 year old woman , who, pregnant with her third child and allegedly struggling to cope with a mentally abusive boyfriend, killed her unborn baby by shooting her own abdomen in the third trimester of her pregnancy, rather than raise another child.
This has to be one of the most distressing things I have read in quite a while.
Full story here
She was so close to giving birth to this baby .
Why didn`t she just put the baby up for adoption ? Or just leave the abusive boyfriend ?
Did her family or friends or neighbours not notice that she was struggling, unhappy and in need of support and appropriate help ?
Or didn`t anybody care ?
Lord have mercy on us all.