Heartbreak and anger. Via ABC:
A toddler who was twice run over by vans and then ignored by passers-by on a busy market street died Friday a week after the accident and after days of bitter soul-searching over declining morality in China.
The Guangzhou Military District General Hospital said that the 2-year-old girl, Wang Yue, died of brain and organ failure. “Her injuries were too severe and the treatment had no effect,” intensive care unit director Su Lei told reporters.
The plight of the child, nicknamed Yueyue, came to symbolize what many Chinese see as a decay in public morals after heady decades of economic growth and rising prosperity.
Emphasis my own. I find it laughable that anyone–the writer or the Chinese public at large–could find “decay in public morals” tied to “decades of economic growth and rising prosperity” in a country where female fetuses are slaughtered on such a scale to leave Chinese males without mates. Why bother rescuing a female toddler–she narrowly escaped death in utero and somehow avoided being tossed into a river as medical waste after delivery.
Howard Portnoy found this gem of the man who originally ran her over:
I only need to pay $1,500 if she dies. But if she lives, it would cost ten times more at least.
As if “she” were nothing more than a dog.
Abortion culls morality, not prosperity. When we cheapen life on such grand scale, two drivers can hit a girl and flee because it’s less-costly if she dies. Passersby can see a small child in a pool of blood without a second thought because they, too, could be found financially culpable for being a Good Samaritan.
H/t: Hot Air headlines