April 20, 2008


It was another horrifying headline. The kind that are becoming all too common, but with a unique twist: “Mother charged with beating quadruplets.”

I read on. An Arizonian mother, 24 years old, gave birth nine weeks prematurely to three boys and one girl at the time the nation was riveted by the story of the McCaughey septuplets in Iowa.

The mother in Arizona also had a six-year old daughter with Down’s Syndrome.

She was arrested on fourteen counts of child abuse. One son was hospitalized in a (more…)

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