The Unheard Lamentations
“Life is a gift from God and no one has the right to take it away” – words we have often heard and repeated, and become familiarised with. Yet, each moment, while many of us are unaware and indifferent, this precious gift is being snatched away from the most vulnerable. Although the safest place for a nascent human life ought to be the womb of his mother, yet report after report coming daily from around the world shake us to the core, making us question all that we thought was sacred.
While I was doing my nursing studies in Karnataka, India, one particular day, hearing about a baby being born, we came into the labour room to find a beautiful baby girl. Usually new born babies are wrapped up nicely in warm clothes, but to my surprise, I found the baby being left unattended in some dirty wet linen – even the umbilical cord not cut.