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We need to make changes to "child endagerment" laws; because dumping your newborn in a ditch is attempted murder, not a misdemeanor!

I am a mother of four beautiful children, in which it disguists me that a parent, especially a mother would do such a thing as to abandoned their newborn or child, left for dead. I would give my own life before I would cause harm to any of my children, or anyone elses for that matter! There are too many other options available to provide a safe place for your child, if you are unable to care for them. Reach out to family, friends, police...anyone! there are many people who have lost their child due to illness or some other horrific tragedy, or parents who are not able to conceive.

PLEASE JOIN US IN THIS FIGHT TO SUPPORT STIFFER PENALTIES FOR UN-FIT PARENTS WHO THROW THEIR CHILD AWAY!

Join us on Facebook "Justice for Mia" and share with friends, family, or anyone you know to help us reach our goal, to get the attention of politicians to help prevent this from occuring ever again!

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Justice for Baby Mia Make it a felony to abandoned an infant or small child, with no intentions of them being found
I just signed the following petition addressed to: State of Illinois "JUSTICE for BABY MIA".

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change guidelines for "child endangerment"

MOTHER DUMPED HER NEWBORN BABY IN A DITCH! CLAIMING SHE HAD BEEN KIDNAPPED! BABY WAS FOUND AFTER 11 HOURS , THANKFULLY STILL ALIVE...THE STATE IS ONLY CHARGING HER HER FOR "CHILD ENDANGERMENT" AND LYING TO POLICE! This was ATTEMPTED MURDER NOT "CHILD ENDANGERMENT"!!
PLEASE HELP BY SIGNING THIS PETITION TO GET THIS LAW CHANGED AND QUICK! THE MOTHER NEVER ADMITTED TO POLICE SHE KNEW WHERE BABY MIA WAS,...since when is lying to police a bigger charge than leaving an helpless infant left for dead!? "Child endaggerment" is when she left her two babies (under age 1) in a car unattended...NOT DUMPING baby in a ditch!
Recently, a 19 year old Mother DUMPED her 3 week infant in a ditch, left to die. Baby Mia; was left with no blanket, protection of any kind along side an isolated country road near Toulon,Illinois. Mother of Mia told police officials that her newborn had been abducted; in which sent police and rescuers on a wild goose chase...later discovering there was never a kidnapping. The babies mother lied to police, family, and the community while precious little baby Mia Grace Thompson left alone, in a ditch; practically buried in very tall grass with no one to care for her...from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Baby Mia was left all alone, with no one to love and nuture her in those hours; in which she was exposed to sun, insects, and possible animal attack...or worse..never to be found.

Miraculously, Baby Mia was recued by volunteer rescuers in the chilly Fall evening. She was so frantic and upset, as she was uncovered by tall grass over 2 feet high, she clung for life to blades of grass as her rescuers lifted her from a sloopy terrain.

Mother Kendra Meacur of Toulon, Illinois is only facing a class A misdeamenor of "Child endangerment" ( up to one year in jail), and obstruction of justice ( felony) for filing a false report (punishable up to 3 years).

Our community is outraged by these charges and feel there should be stiffer penalties for her actions. This is why we created this petition; and we NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Her actions hardly fit the criteria for "child endangerment"! This is not a situation where she left child in car unattended, or not fastened in a seatbelt, or drinking and driving...she voluntarily left her 3 week old baby in a ditch to die! We want governement officials to change these guidelines, andn make this a felony, attempted murder; or an attempt for VOLUNTARY manslaughter!

Some would like to claim the mother was meerly a victum of Post Pardom Depression; in which seems to be every Mother's alibi these days. It is unknown of her true mental state of mind; but if we allow this slap on the wrist...what does that say to the next parent who does not feel like caring for their child? There are places an infant or child can be taken if a parent is unable to care for their child.; with no penalty under the law...hospital, fire station, police station, or even DCFS. We always have options to get help; abandoning a helpless infant in a ditch should be a much harsher penalty than a misdemeanor!

Baby Mia and 11 month old Mercedez are now in full custody of their loving father Timothy Thompson. It was the worst day of his life; as he would of never suspected Kendra to do such a thing. He considered her a loving and caring mother; and has no plans getting back together with her after her time (if any) is served. Tim backs us in this petition 100% and is still in disbelief this nightmare even occured. We are all very thankful that Baby Mia was found alive and is doing great!

Join us on Facebook "Justice for Mia", to see pictures of this precious little angel and to provide SUPPORT for he and his family. We do not wish for drama or bashing of family; we just would LOVE TO GAIN YOUR SUPPORT IN THIS CAUSE FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF SOCIETY. Turn negative energy into POSITIVE ACTION!
SincerelY,
Justice for Mia