I wanted to cry when I read that article. It was really sad. I am a first year student in a “prestigious” graduate program too. If I got pregnant and I was being made to feel unwelcome and not supported, I would leave in a heartbeat if I had to. My education is important, but not more so than my child’s life!
It was beyond sad that she did not have one single friend or relative who stepped up to the plate and said, “I’ll help you with anything you need, and I will take care of your baby.” If that were my daughter I would have done anything to save her baby. But that girl’s mother seemed not to care about the life of her grandchild. This is what happens when we have a culture that is steeped in selfishness. Everyone is in it for themselves and nobody thinks or even cares about the life of that poor child.