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Abandoned 27 years ago, ‘Burger King Baby’ finds mother
/thegazette.com ^ | 26 March 2014 | 3:26 pm | DANIEL KELLEY

Posted on 03/27/2014 4:05:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin

A woman abandoned as a newborn 27 years ago in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, fast-food restaurant bathroom has been reunited with her birth mother after a social media blitz, local media reported on Wednesday.

Katheryn Deprill, left in the Burger King bathroom only hours after she was born, met her birth mother on Monday in a lawyer’s office, she told WFMZ television in an interview.

Deprill said her birth mother, who she did not identify, recounted getting pregnant after being raped while on a trip abroad and giving birth in her childhood bedroom at the age of 17. Her parents did not know she was pregnant and she was afraid to tell them, she said.

“She left me somewhere she knew I’d be found. She did not want to throw me away,” Deprill told the station.

(Excerpt) Read more at thegazette.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: adoption; burgerking; prolife; rape; socialmedia

1 posted on 03/27/2014 4:05:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
I am very glad that her mother wasn't a raging feminist, her three children should be grateful as well.
2 posted on 03/27/2014 4:11:28 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s a whopper of a story.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 4:12:27 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: BenLurkin

She should count herself lucky. It took 28 years for the BK drive thru to prep my order.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 4:12:35 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: BenLurkin

Amazing! When I first saw her appeal to find her birth mother, I thought it was going to be impossible. But, a few weeks later, it happened.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 4:14:39 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: BenLurkin

I guess her mother didn’t want her to die but leaving her in a cold nasty public bathroom? I’m sorry but there is no redemption there.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 4:16:58 PM PDT by webheart (Watch out for the bots! They will disagree with you!)
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To: BenLurkin

I wish people would stop putting ‘birth’ and ‘biological’ in front of mother and father.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 4:17:48 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: webheart
I guess her mother didn’t want her to die but leaving her in a cold nasty public bathroom? I’m sorry but there is no redemption there.

There will be almost 4,000 dead American babies today who would easily settle for such lack of redemption. And 4,000 dead babies tomorrow. And 4,000 dead babies Saturday. And 4,000 dead...

8 posted on 03/27/2014 4:20:45 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Perdogg
I wish people would stop putting ‘birth’ and ‘biological’ in front of mother and father.

Those of us who adopt children are the legal parents, the mother and father in terms of law if not in biological fact. The term is useful to distinguish one type of parent from the other.
9 posted on 03/27/2014 4:21:56 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: webheart
This was before laws that allowed people to drop their baby at a fire station or police station anonymously. She wanted the baby to live. A bathroom in a busy BK would be a place you could privately leave a baby and know that someone would find it before it would die from exposure.

This is a story a million times better than the baby found in a garbage can.

10 posted on 03/27/2014 4:24:05 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: COBOL2Java

“That’s a whopper of a story.”


Oh maaaan !!!!!! :-)

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11 posted on 03/27/2014 4:24:55 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears; COBOL2Java

When the bun came out of the oven the girl was in a real pickle.


12 posted on 03/27/2014 4:29:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

;-)

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13 posted on 03/27/2014 4:32:08 PM PDT by Mears
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To: webheart

No redemption??

You should change your name to “hardheart.”


14 posted on 03/27/2014 4:35:49 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: TigersEye

A similar thing happened in a pizzeria in my hometown. The running joke was they offered free delivery ;-)


15 posted on 03/27/2014 4:39:32 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: BenLurkin

A friend of my dad found his lost children after forty years.


16 posted on 03/27/2014 4:41:29 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: Perdogg

“I wish people would stop putting ‘birth’ and ‘biological’ in front of mother and father.”

Indeed.

In this case the proper term would be broodmare or brood sow.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 4:41:31 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: BenLurkin

So I am assuming the broodmare got away with this crime for 27 years.

Is there a statute of limitations?


18 posted on 03/27/2014 4:43:39 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

Way to go. Insult every woman who has every made the choice for LIFE for her baby, instead of the “popular” accepted way of killing it instead.

You should be ashamed.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 4:43:43 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Perdogg

in this story it is accurate and necessary, she does have an adopted mother and biological mother

Plenty worse things to get worked up about


20 posted on 03/27/2014 4:44:52 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

The terms biological father or biological mother in fact denote that the so-termed is not the mother or father.

Kind of ironic.


21 posted on 03/27/2014 4:46:54 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: workerbee

Abandoning a newborn is attempted murder.

Still, better than aborting her, I agree.


22 posted on 03/27/2014 4:49:03 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Joe 6-pack

If you have twins they’ll send you home with 2 liters of soda. lol


23 posted on 03/27/2014 4:49:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: SkyDancer

I can only imagine how long it took to find his car keys then ;)


24 posted on 03/27/2014 4:50:12 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: webheart

It’s much better than many women do. I read a story once about a woman (not an American, she was from somewhere in Asia, but I forget where, China? Vietnam? someplace like that). Her mother abandoned her in some dirty old tenement stairway. But she was very happy to be alive.


25 posted on 03/27/2014 5:03:01 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: ifinnegan

Jesus thinks you’re a jerk.


26 posted on 03/27/2014 5:04:49 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

Luckily, I know the Biblev

He loves the women who left her newborn to die and he even loves you.


I don’t understand sympathy or support for the woman.


27 posted on 03/27/2014 5:13:09 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Perdogg
I wish people would stop putting ‘birth’ and ‘biological’ in front of mother and father.

I'm okay with that modifier. Her real mother is the one who raised her, and her birth mother is the one who delivered her full term and permitted her to live rather than taking the convenient way out with an abortion. While I don't understand giving up a child, even after rape (if that was true), I think we should cut birth mothers as much slack as possible and thank them for taking the compassionate path.

28 posted on 03/27/2014 5:26:38 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: ifinnegan
I don’t understand sympathy or support for the woman.

Really? We hadn't guessed.

29 posted on 03/27/2014 5:40:16 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Those of us who adopt children are the legal parents, the mother and father in terms of law if not in biological fact.

I think the emotional and physical facts are much more important than the legalities.

Adoptive parents are the real parents.

30 posted on 03/27/2014 5:44:13 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: workerbee

Why do you think it is ok for her to have left her newborn in a bathroom?

Just because the baby was rescued and adopted and turned out wee does not absolve her.


31 posted on 03/27/2014 5:55:10 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan
You've already said that nothing would absolve her. You've pronounced your judgment, so why are you still discussing it? Just do everyone a favor -- especially unborn children -- and steer clear of any pro-life activities, since it's obvious your only motivation is self-congratulatory. Your type does more to harm the anti-abortion movement than anyone else.
32 posted on 03/27/2014 6:01:55 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: webheart
I guess her mother didn’t want her to die but leaving her in a cold nasty public bathroom? I’m sorry but there is no redemption there.

Well, if that's your opinion, I'm sure God will obey you.

33 posted on 03/27/2014 6:01:55 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: ifinnegan

What the he|| are you talking about?


34 posted on 03/27/2014 6:02:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: COBOL2Java

::snort::


35 posted on 03/27/2014 6:20:50 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: ifinnegan
In this case the proper term would be broodmare or brood sow.

Because in the ifinnegan world, thats all any female can ever be so it is okay to rape them.

How Islamic of you ifinnegan.

36 posted on 03/27/2014 6:21:09 PM PDT by MrEdd (vHeck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: workerbee

You guys are hysterical.

Can you not put together a coherent thought?

This s addressed to others in addition to workerbee.


37 posted on 03/27/2014 6:45:57 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: MrEdd

You’re psycho. Irrational.


38 posted on 03/27/2014 6:47:21 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: BenLurkin

I am talking about a woman who dumps and leaves a new born baby in a bathroom.


39 posted on 03/27/2014 6:48:26 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: workerbee

You are somehow tying this to the pro-life movement?


40 posted on 03/27/2014 6:50:08 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; BenLurkin; MrEdd

I’ve decided to stop feeding the trolls.


41 posted on 03/27/2014 6:52:31 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: ifinnegan
Not in anyway.
A young girl who has been raped is not “a broodmare” no matter how many times you personally assert that this is the case.

I am holding you responsible for your own words.

So we have a girl who gave birth at age seventeen to a child conceived by rape. Take that backwards in time nine months and she was likely sixteen years old when she was raped.

In ifinnegan world its what? When they're big enough they're old enough?

How do you arrive at your “broodmare” verdict?

42 posted on 03/27/2014 7:08:04 PM PDT by MrEdd (vHeck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: BenLurkin

Beautiful story. I hope we hear more later.


43 posted on 03/27/2014 7:15:06 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: workerbee

You’re going to get mighty hungry.


44 posted on 03/27/2014 8:50:23 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: ifinnegan

You think He even loves me? Well I think He loves you, too. I just think He thinks you’re a jerk. And I mean that in a Biblical sense. Remember when he said “let those among you who are without sin cast the first stone”? Yet here you are refusing compassion - as a Christian, no less - for a woman who did what she could to enable her baby to survive. Oh I’m sorry - she didn’t do it according to YOUR spiritual purity specifications? Well then, she deserves NO compassion then, of course! But before God, with the last of what she had to give, she saved her child.

And for that, she has my compassion - and that of many, many others.

But we’re not as pure as you.


45 posted on 03/27/2014 9:03:37 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: COBOL2Java
That’s a whopper of a story.

Groan...

46 posted on 03/27/2014 9:07:11 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Perdogg
I wish people would stop putting ‘birth’ and ‘biological’ in front of mother and father.

Why? Sire & dam do not necessarily equate to mother and father; and it sounds better than sperm donor & warm pocket.

47 posted on 03/27/2014 10:16:51 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: MrEdd

I don’t buy the story she was raped. Abandoning a new born baby in a bathroom does not lend credibility to a person’s other claims.

Even if raped, which would be horrible of course, there was no reason or excuse to leave her baby in a bathroom.

There was no reason to keep the pregnancy secret and not tell anyone. Especially if she was raped.

Human beings do not leave their newborn babies in bathrooms.

I think the adoptive parents should never have told their daughter that aspect of her newborn life.


48 posted on 03/28/2014 12:56:19 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan; Talisker
Abandoning a newborn is attempted murder.

How do you know what was in her heart? Negligent, yes, but I suspect she wanted someone to find and care for her child, and her - shall we say - prayers were answered.

Her behavior was deplorable, even criminal, but far worse has been done to many children with no legal repercussions. It's a schmaltzy story, granted, but thank God it turned out okay.

49 posted on 03/28/2014 4:39:35 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“Her behavior was deplorable, even criminal...””

That’s what I’ve been saying.


50 posted on 03/28/2014 7:35:54 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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