Friday, August 7, 2009

Do you like babies?

I like babies. Especially newborns. They're small, cute and mesmerizing. I can spend hours just looking at them in fascination and saying 'awwwwwwwwww'. Procreation is a damn wonder.

Normally, I prefer not to make commentaries on social issues. This time, i have to make an exception because it's happening almost every other day.

Yes.. Kebelakangan ini, terlalu banyak kisah 'buang anak' yang dipaparkan di akhbar-akhbar tempatan. Mainly about knocked up mothers (mostly teens up to pre-adult) yang diam-diam telah mengandung, beranak dan setelah melahirkan anak, membunuh anak tersebut demi menutup malu daripada ibubapa/sedaramara/kawan-kawan dll.

There's something really disturbing about that....

One girl flushed her child down the toilet, one drowned the child in a pail, one girl stuffed her baby in her bag till it suffocated to death and the latest the a baby eaten by a komodo lizard ( not exactly on my list of top10 animals).

I have my two cents  opinions on this subject matter but i shall not divulge them. Mainly because im not a mother yet and have no authority on this as it involves parenting and i dare not comment on something i have no first hand experience on. 

Whatever it is, there is always somebody to blame for any heinous acts. Always. Samada secara langsung atau tidak, semua orang yang berkaitan bertanggungjawab. Not just the mother.

Saya mengagak gadis-gadis muda yang termengandung ini membunuh anak yang dilahirkan mereka atas dasar takut. My sister, a mother of six, says that the fear basically renders these girls ability to differentiate what is wrong and what is right (Furqan). What is right is to not disappoint their parents and people around them and what is right is to cover their tracks by murder. 

Jadi sekiranya ada diantara pembaca blog ini ter-mengandung dan tak tahu siapa nak minta tolong - well, you can contact me. Its a scary world out there. If you really need the help, i know you'll find the way to contact me. Kami akan cuba membantu dalam apa cara yang termampu kalau tiada aral yang melintang. 

Just promise me, don't take the life of your child. There are a lot of childless couples in Malaysia. Perhaps we can give them that chance to be a  parent.