It appears to most of the world that in our courts parents can get away with neglect, irresponsible behavior and putting their child in the trunk of a car without any of these actions being labeled as "abuse."
For decades social psychologists have been developing research strategies to generate the kind of data that Gaby collected during her project. This is the prism through which Gaby's experiment should be viewed.
When women are safe, healthy and financially secure, they lead strong families and thriving communities. That's why, as the new mayor sets his or her agenda, the 1.6 million women and girls in Chicago must be a key part of it.
Every human being on the planet comes through the womb of a mother. To force a mother to choose between keeping her offspring or losing acceptance by the culture is to force her to split in half and as a result, to collapse.
Though I am considered to have been 'adopted', and not 'abducted,' I have to wonder what the difference is in these terms, especially when I consider the circumstances of my own birth and subsequent relinquishment.