I was watching the Carlina White story on Lifetime last night. If you're not familiar with it, basically a 16 year old woman gave birth to a girl in 1987. Not long after she was born (couple weeks maybe), she had to take the baby (Carlina) to the hospital because of a fever. While there, a woman posing as a nurse told the mom to go home and get some rest and that they would call if anything changed. The only reason the mom left is because she needed to shower and she was exhausted. She said she would be gone two hours tops (shower and take a quick nap) and then be back.
The woman posing as the nurse had actually lost 3 babies and decided to take a baby from the maternity ward, but then saw these young kids come in with a baby. When nobody was around (and after she got the mom to leave), she took the baby (Carlina) and left the hospital. She raised that baby like she was her own child.
You can probably look it up online if you want more info, but basically, when Carlina was 23, she suspected she was a missing child and was reunited with her birth parents.
The point of this post is that when Anne (the abductor) was caught and in jail, Joy (Carlina's birth mother) went to see her. Joy had asked her why she did that to her. Anne had basically tried to justify it saying that she lost 3 babies and she NEEDED that baby...that Joy didn't know what she went through because she had 3 healthy children...that Joy should be thanking her because she fed, clothed, taught, and raised Carlina (she called her Nedra though).
The whole time I'm sitting there thinking, "are you fucking serious?" This woman couldn't have children, so she felt justified taking someone's child? THEN, she goes on to blame women who can have children.
Do women with fertility issues think this way? That women who can have children are to blame for their misfortunes? How is that logical?
ETA: Here is the wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidnapping_of_Carlina_White