What Will Happen to the Other 367,000 Babies Born Monday?
Posted in Lifestyle by holycow (#5) 135 days ago (slate.com)
Despite the fact that we formally rejected the monarchy 237 years ago, there was a lot of attention paid in the U.S. to the birth of a new British royal on Monday. While it's all very exciting that this particular baby was born—and I do wish him well—I can't help but wonder about the estimated 367,000 babies born (roughly 4.3 born a second) around the world on the same day the most important baby ever came to be. While many of those commoner babies were also born into a world of relative privilege and safety—though not royal family levels of privilege, by any means—many of them were not. Many of the babies born Monday are inheriting a world that is dangerous and even deadly, often for reasons that could easily be prevented.