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Mother poisons baby....admits to killing son who had Downs syndrome...
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Posted on 03/13/2014 5:29:21 PM PDT by Morgana

FULL TITLE: Mother poisons baby with HAND SANITIZER to 'end his suffering': 20-year-old admits to killing son who had Downs syndrome...and she'd tried it before with PERFUME

A 20-year-old Lousiana mother confessed to police Tuesday to killing her ill 17-month-old son by injecting his feeding tube with Germ-X brand hand sanitizer.

Erika Wigstrom told police she did it to 'end his suffering,' after the boy was born with Down's syndrome and a serious heart defect.

The boy's father Cesar Ruiz, 20, is already behind bars after a similar attempt to kill the baby in October 2012 in which rum was injected into his feeding tube, causing him seizures and brain damage.

In her interview with police March 11, Wigstrom revealed it was actually she who was behind the first attempt at killing little Lucas Ruiz and she'd used perfume, not rum.

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KEYWORDS: downsyndrome; prolife

1 posted on 03/13/2014 5:29:21 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

She didn’t kill the baby she just opted to excerise her reproductive rights and have a late late term abortion. (sarc)


2 posted on 03/13/2014 5:34:32 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Morgana

I understand that Down’s is hard and they have a difficult life, albeit short.

But seriously, kill him with Germ-x ?

If you can’t handle a child like that at age 20 then sign away your parental rights, you don’t poison them.


3 posted on 03/13/2014 5:37:16 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Morgana

Scary comment on the site:

Eccentric, kent, 17 hours ago

Complex case you would not let an animal suffer so why let a human, it would break my heart to see a child of mine suffer I believe in euthanasia but would leave the country and go and get it done legally elsewhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQvsf2MUKRQ


4 posted on 03/13/2014 5:38:24 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Morgana
The reply from CommieLibLand: "They should have just aborted it; they wouldn't be in trouble."

What's the difference? Age and location of the child.

Abortions should be prosecuted EXACTLY like they prosecute this woman, and as her husband was, too, for this murder, which is exactly what abortion is.

5 posted on 03/13/2014 5:57:49 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Ouderkirk

I understand that Down’s is hard and they have a difficult life, albeit short.”

Our women’s prayer/care group from church goes to a local adult daycare one morning a week and spends time with young adults there who have limitations due to Downs. They are such a joy, love music and drawing and always want to have an Easter egg hunt, regardless of the time of the year.

Granted, we don’t have to care for them 24/7 which I am sure presents more than a few trying moment for even the most caring parents but they give back way more than I could ever give them.


6 posted on 03/13/2014 6:21:41 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: GraceG

yeah why these people don’t even think of adoption. liberals sure don’t want them thinking that. abortion or not.


7 posted on 03/13/2014 6:26:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Yes, there is usually a waiting list to adopt children with Down Syndrome. Reece’s Rainbow is one group who would have been happy to take this baby and place him in a loving home. The “parents” have no excuse for killing their child. They were probably psycho libs who felt murdering a toddler was no different than aborting a baby while pregnant.


8 posted on 03/13/2014 7:14:53 PM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: Reddy

Ironically, it is glorification of these Down syndrome children that leads to this kind of tragic outcome. They are difficult children to raise, and a heartbreak to the natural parents.

They should be offered to others for adoption—people who would be choosing them instead of having them be a bad surprise. Some can handle it but some can’t, and emotional raving about how cute and lovable they are, by people who will never have to raise them, while accurate if the parents see them that way, can make it more difficult for the natural parents to give them up. Some people love to lay guilt trips on others


9 posted on 03/13/2014 7:37:55 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: backwoods-engineer
In this day and age, you can get an amniocentesis to check for birth defects, particularly Downs Syndrome.

It is offered to all pregnant women.

So I'm trying to figure out WHY when the child is 17 months old she (and hubby) all of a sudden wants to kill their kid, when it would have been legal to abort him.

Not moral of course, but legal.

Even the looniest pro-abort must find this disturbing.

10 posted on 03/13/2014 7:43:49 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

It’s because the kid is “theirs”. They may not want to deal with it anymore, but they don’t want anyone else to have it either. The baby is not a person to them, but a possession.


11 posted on 03/13/2014 10:08:35 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: boop
In this day and age, you can get an amniocentesis to check for birth defects, particularly Downs Syndrome.

You sure about that? My understanding was that it was only offered to older mothers. Sure, you could ask for it but very few 20 yr. old moms even know what it is.

12 posted on 03/13/2014 10:29:20 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Lizavetta; boop

Teens give birth to downs babies a lot too. The result of poor diet. It is found that high vitamin B in the diet will prevent a downs baby but teens have a very poor diet to begin with.


13 posted on 03/14/2014 6:06:53 AM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: firebrand

I don’t know anyone who glorifies children with Down Syndrome (NOT Down Syndrome children). All children are difficult to raise, and a lot of typical children are a heartbreak to their “natural” parents.

Please explain how you see advocating adoption of children with Down Syndrome as emotional raving. And how advocating adopting children with Down’s Syndrome somehow makes him/her more desirable and makes the bio-parents have a harder time giving them up and lays a guilt trip on them.

Unbelievable.


14 posted on 03/14/2014 3:09:00 PM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: Morgana
Erika Wigstrom told police she did it to 'end his suffering,'

No, she did it to end her inconvenience.

15 posted on 03/14/2014 3:10:38 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Reddy

I have acquaintances who are very pro-life and tend to glorify Down Syndrome children because they are so saddened by the abortions of these children. The glorification can lead to guilt trips being placed on the women who have them. “They are so lovable, more so than normal babies, how can they do it, blah blah blah.”

I agree with them about aborting the kids. I try to point out that the children are safer being raised with one of the many couples who are desperate for a child and would love to raise one.

Since they are prone to laying guilt trips on people, they then try to lay one on me: “How could you suggest that, they are so lovable” and on and on.

This thread was about a woman who killed her child. I am interested in the best outcome for the children. If the mother cannot love the child, then all the raving in the world is not going to make her so and can actually make it more likely for the baby to end up with the wrong parents.


16 posted on 03/14/2014 8:15:04 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Darren McCarty
Please explain how you see advocating adoption of children with Down Syndrome as emotional raving. And how advocating adopting children with Down’s Syndrome somehow makes him/her more desirable and makes the bio-parents have a harder time giving them up and lays a guilt trip on them.

I did not say any of this, by the way. I hope my post explains again what I meant.

17 posted on 03/14/2014 8:17:46 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Darren McCarty

Sorry, Darren, the post addressed to you was supposed to go to Reddy.


18 posted on 03/14/2014 8:22:42 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

I have no idea what you are trying to say. I think the confusion lies in your usage of pronouns.

“The glorification can lead to guilt trips being placed on the women who have them.” Have what? Children? Abortions?

Sorry if English is not your first language, but I don’t understand what you are saying. And I don’t understand your assertions that advocating adoption for children with Down Syndrome somehow results in “glorifying” them.


19 posted on 03/14/2014 9:52:50 PM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: Reddy

You have it double-backwards. I don’t know how to make it more clear, but I’ll try because it’s important.

People glorify the children.
This lays a guilt trip on the mother who doesn’t want to raise the child.
She feels guilty about her feelings and thinks everyone will feel critical of her if she gives the child up for adoption.
She keeps the child but cannot love the child properly.
The child has a worse life than he would have had if he were adopted.

I can’t think of any clearer way to say it. Hope this helps.


20 posted on 03/15/2014 1:23:16 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: Morgana

I was at an event about Downs the other night—by accident: I didn’t know what it was going to be about!

Thankfully, the moderator referred to the anguish of the parents and the sensitivity required in advising them about the best result for the child.

Also, one of the questioners at the end mentioned “romanticizing” the children.

I’m glad people are becoming aware of the complexity of the situation for the biological parents.

And by the way, there is a blood test now, which is then confirmed by CVS (chorionic villi sampling) if positive for Downs. Unfortunately, the test has resulted in more abortions. The test is obligatory in France, and someone mentioned proposed legislation in Denmark to attempt to eradicate the disease. This does not mean a better search for a cure. Apparently they think they can wipe it out by aborting all the babies, but they can’t, because it is not genetic.


21 posted on 03/25/2014 3:23:00 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: Kartographer

Very Close. She didn’t want the child but she also didn’t want anyone else to have him.


22 posted on 03/25/2014 3:25:21 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: firebrand

“The test is obligatory in France, and someone mentioned proposed legislation in Denmark to attempt to eradicate the disease. This does not mean a better search for a cure. Apparently they think they can wipe it out by aborting all the babies, but they can’t, because it is not genetic.”

One thing I’ve been told that is the best way to prevent Downs is for the mother to take lots of Vitamin B BEFORE she gets pregnant and to continue once she is. I am not sure which Vitamin B it is so just take the Multi-pac as Vitamin B is water soluble.


23 posted on 03/25/2014 7:20:51 AM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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