A St Lucian Mother Left Her Newborn Baby On The Side of The Road, Desperation or Cruelty?

Last week in Castries, St Lucia, a baby was discovered alive in a black plastic bag that was placed on the side of road. Unfortunately doctors were unable to save the baby’s life.

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The first thing comes to mind is what kind of mother would do such a thing. Obviously there is no excuse for such an act but it seems with the rise of teenage pregnancy in the Caribbean, young women are becoming desperate.

When a mother decides to abandon her baby in this manner, she must be facing a predicament.

But the problem of teenage pregnancy in the Caribbean is being made worst as more and more young women are having sex with married men.

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Tisha Ricketts
Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation
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