Every 5 hours, another child dies from abuse in US, tied with Mexico

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    Every five hours a child dies from abuse or neglect in the US. The latest government figures show an estimated 1,770 children were killed as a result of maltreatment in 2009.

    Even when populations are taken into account, Unicef research places the US equal bottom with Mexico on child deaths from maltreatment.

    BBC News - America's child death shame

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    In Texas, one of the states with the worst child abuse records, the Dallas Children’s Medical Center is dealing with a rising number of abused children and increasing levels of violence. Meanwhile, the Houston Center is expanding its services to deal with the rising problem of child sex abuse.

    Emma’s story
    Emma Thompsonz was just four years old when she was beaten to death in 2009. Her injuries included broken ribs, a bloodied lip, widespread bruising and a fractured skull. She had also been raped.

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    The rate of teen pregnancy and STDs is higher than any industrialized nation. What are they doing different. Besides a thoughtful approach to planned parenthood and contraception?

    Ever notice that when Republican policies become the law of the land everything turns to shit? At least they are consistent. With them, you know what you are getting.
     
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    For the right, life begins at conception, but they lose interest at birth.
     
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    Equal to Mexico? Do you not wonder that perhaps Texas' numbers might reflect the huge portion of Mexico's population that is squatting there?
     
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    At least they were born thats all the right cares about. After birth, they are on their own.
     
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    Cry a river dude. It's the parents responsibility, not governments, not mine, not yours. ALWAYS wanting to place blame yet never taking responsibility nor accountability. That's why they live in squalor.
     
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    You are such a pathetic hack. So the inner cities which is where the most rampant neglect and abuse is, is also full of Republicans?

    EPIC FAIL
     
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    ^^ compassionate conservatism
     
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    I have no faith in government. I have faith in my fellow man helping each other.
     
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    I said nothing about faith in government so you can take the needle off of that record. Your response to children being killed and abused was "cry me a river"

    That callous indifference is what I'm talking about.
     

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