Young Couple Dies Shielding Child - While Teen Mom Pushes Baby to His Death

The Texas tornado on Mother's Day took the lives of two parents who gave themselves to shield their child.  "When neighbors found 1-year-old Emily Mooneyhan, she was sitting amid the rubble of her family's destroyed mobile home. Her parents were found nearby, dead. As John Glidewell, chief deputy in the Howard County Sheriff's Office, arrived at the scene on Monday, it was hard to fathom that anyone had survived the chaos, he said.  Four mobile homes, including the one where 28-year old Melissa and 29-year old Michael Monneyhan lived with their daughter, were destroyed after a powerful storm swept through Nashville, Ark., late Sunday night." (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/05/11/1-year-old-girl-survives-arkansas-tornado-that-killed-her-parents/?tid=sm_tw). Parents gave their lives for their daughter's survival and best interests (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1957143) as good parents will always do.

In great contrast to that story is the event of a mother pushing her baby over a bridge to his death ( http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/05/04/pennsylvania-mother19-accused-of-throwing-baby-into-river/?tid=pm_national_pop_b). Neonaticide is tragic, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2517012, but nearly unblameable under Roe - http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2441274 -  making it instead a sad legacy of child tragedy.

Family restoration is not adult-centered, but child-centered, and saves (rather than takes) lives.

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