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Abandoning the maternal instinct

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Newspaper and television news coverage of abandoned babies is once again making the rounds. While such news is not particularly eyebrow-raising, when such incidents are brought to light, they do affect us and we try to put ourselves in the shoes of those concerned. 

The predicament of abandoned newborns is not something new. We hear tear-jerking stories from around the globe about babies being left to die, often by a distraught mother, at rubbish dumps or places they will not be detected.

The latest such case, which created quite a stir because it involved a canine, again sheds light on a social dilemma that seems to be going from bad to worse.

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