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Old Today, 02:35 PM
 
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As a special education teacher, I once had a student whose mother did not know/did not understand that she was pregnant (until the baby actually "came out" when they were in the bathroom). In that case, the mother already had other children but was mentally ill and cognitively slow and claimed to have had absolutely no knowledge that she was pregnant. She was very confused how a baby could suddenly "appear out of nowhere" on her bathroom floor. Her other daughter (maybe 10 years old at the time) called relatives for help. BTW, all of her children were then removed from the home.

A well educated, knowledgeable friend of mine, mid 20s, had been told that she was infertile and had very irregular periods. I remember her saying that she couldn't figure out why she was not losing weight and gaining a tummy even though she was strictly dieting and had increased her exercise level. She finally went to the doctor, because she was worried about her health, and discovered that she was six and a half months pregnant. In her case, it never occurred to her and her husband that she could be pregnant because she was diagnosed with infertility and sometimes she would go months between having a period. So even people who "know the facts of life" can be fooled by mother nature.
Obviously it happens, there was even a TV show about it years back. It's just hard to put my head around it since I was always regular and knew as soon as my period was a day or two late that I was pregnant. That and the very sore breasts.
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Old Today, 03:26 PM
 
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I see that you factor in this age and family to determine if the law fits her charges. That to me should be a wow moment for you to understand the intentonal bias utilized. Bias thinking doesn't supercede the written law.

Yes this young lady got a lenient decision . Justice for that child buried goes unserved.

Can you clarify when you use "one of those"? I sense a level of condemnation in just that usage. I'll let you clarify before going down that rabbit hole.
You seem to be assuming the baby was murdered but there is no proof of that. If she was stillborn, then there really is no need for "justice" beyond what Brooke Skylar Richardson received - a conviction for abuse of a corpse, for burying the body with no one knowing.

No matter anyone's personal opinions, the facts are that the prosecution/ME could not prove that the baby was even born alive, let alone that she was murdered. The jury didn't even find her guilty of child endangerment. There was zero convincing evidence that she did anything other than bury the baby.
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Old Today, 03:46 PM
 
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Iíll admit my bias. The cheerleaders Iíve known in school were all selfish, arrogant, and the worst verbal bullies of the school. I actually felt joy when I saw one of them in the local arrest reports along with her mug shot, she is about 50 but looks closer to 65.
The cheerleaders I've known of seem to fall into one of two categories. Some are selfish snobs. Then the rest have these dominating parents like Skylar seems to have in a mother.

My cousin was a cheerleader and was extremely stuck up and snobbish while being spoiled at home. She's not a nice person. She was even stuck up when she was little. Most people were beneath her.
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Old Today, 04:01 PM
 
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Obviously it happens, there was even a TV show about it years back. It's just hard to put my head around it since I was always regular and knew as soon as my period was a day or two late that I was pregnant. That and the very sore breasts.
I was never regular and was told I'd never be able to have a child. I had miscarried once due to violence at the school I was attending.

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I didn't know really that I was pregnant until I finally took a pregnancy test. However, there were instincts that took over. I started compulsively planning for a baby even though I didn't know I was pregnant. People thought I was nuts because people didn't think I could have children. I was looking for a place to live, and I kept thinking along the lines of where to put a baby. I couldn't explain the thoughts to anyone. I was doing this for a while before learning I was pregnant. I had an impulse to prepare for a baby though from the moment I became pregnant without realizing it.
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Old Today, 04:36 PM
 
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Anyone remember Melissa Drexler?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melissa_Drexler

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Melissa Drexler (born 1978), who was nicknamed in the media as "The Prom Mom", is an American woman who, as a teenage high school student in 1997, delivered a baby in a restroom stall during her high school prom dance. She put the baby in the trash and then returned to the dance. Drexler pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter, and was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment.[1] After serving three years and one month, she was released on parole.[2]
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Old Today, 06:26 PM
 
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Anyone remember Melissa Drexler?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melissa_Drexler
Yes, I remember that case. I don't recall all of the details. I didn't realize it had been that long ago.
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Old Today, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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yes they are and I feel sorry to see what the world will look like when they are our age . I agree with you about bringing back sex ed although a lot say that is the parents job to teach them that , well clearly parents are not teaching their kids this .

The world will be fine -- these young kids will have reshaped it to suit their needs and expectations. Don't think for a minute that your generation has solved the last of the world's problems, or that a future on can't. The fact is, you're leaving them a hell of a mess of issues you could have addressed, but didn't. Watch 30 minutes of any stand-up comic, he'll tell you what those issues are, and you'll just laugh.
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