Thursday, March 31, 2005
Kids, Toddlers & Babies are Starving
Don't misunderstand me, I would 100% prefer it if Schiavo were given an injection that would stop her heart rather than see her denied food and water, but where are the protesters about this starvation: Children under the age of 5 are starving in Iraq. Malnutrition rates (4% for kids under age 5 when Saddam ruled) have now doubled to 8% for kids under age 5 since we invaded Iraq. Children grow faster in the 1st five yrs of life than at any other time, including their brain development, so what kind of devastation will this have on their futures? 17,000 kids die everyday in the world due to hunger. Why is there no outrage over their starvation?