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Saturday, June 23, 2007

This trend is far too disturbing to be ignored

I'm sure some of you have been following the story of Jessie Davis, a woman who was due to deliver a daughter on July 3rd. She has been missing for about 10 days, and police believe they found her body today. Her boyfriend, a police officer, is in custody.

I will be honest. I have not been following this story until today because I just ... don't cope well with how the media covers these stories, quite frankly. But this seems to be a growing trend in our society. Men and women both are really targeting pregnant women with startling regularity. It's scary.

I did a real quick search for a charity that makes items to honor women that are tragically cut down when pregnant, and I did not find anything. I'm wondering if perhaps we could make a little effort somehow to memorialize these women and to spread awareness that this trend is becoming just that...a trend.

I am envisioning making baby blankets or maternity packages or something like that, as many of us do already, but to somehow envelope those contributions to honor this cause.

Any suggestions, comments, ideas, etc would be most welcome.


Priscilla said...

I saw on one of the news reports yesterday morning that the town had created ribbons that they were wearing in honor of the mother and child - pink (like the breast cancer ribbon) for the mother and a smaller purple ribbon attached to it for the baby. Maybe working with those colors or that design would be a way to honor her death. Just a thought.

doclegs said...

that's a really good idea.

JorieJC2 said...

Very neat indeed.

I'd like to create a project kind of like we did for Crafting for Hokies where we can work on something regularly in honor of that cause. Working in pink & purple would be really neat...maybe pink & purple baby blankets that could be donated to women's shelters and/or NICUs?