Saturday, November 27

Stop Child Abuse

Do you know what God loves? God loves children.

There’s always a saying “Parents love their children more than anyone else”. However, why are there people still abusing their child? Children are innocent. Children are not to be treated this way! STOP CHILD ABUSE!

Child abuse is not something that we can take easily. It is a major problem. It may cause the growth of the children to be a trauma, physical and mentally injured, emotion and so on. They might end up suffering for the rest of their life or even worst, death!

There are many types of child abuse, not only physical abuse. Some was sexually abuse! This is cruel to treat them like that! The very first case that happens for child abuse is Mary Ellen Wilson in New York. After her father’s death, her mother took a job and left her with a woman name Mary Score. When her mother financial situation went worst, she couldn’t pay the wages to Mary Score and did not even visit her after some time. Since her mother did not pay Mary Score, Mary Ellen was sent to New York City Department of Charities. The Charities then placed Mary Ellen under the care of Mary Connolly and Thomas McCormack, where the start of trauma begins. Shortly after Mary Ellen came into McCormack care, Thomas McCormack died. Mary McCormack remarried with Francis Connolly and moved to an apartment. One of the neighbor was concerned bout the little girl mistreatment, therefore asked a missionary, Wheeler, to check out the girl. Wheeler, under the pretext of asking Mrs. Connolly's help in caring for Connolly's new neighbor, the chronically ill and home-bound Mary Smitt, gained access to the Connolly's apartment to see Mary Ellen's state for herself. Wheeler began to research legal options to redress and protect the young girl. After finding the local authorities reluctant to act upon the child cruelty laws currently in place, Wheeler turned to a local advocate for the animal humane movement and the founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Henry Bergh. With the help of neighbors' testimony, Wheeler and Burgh successfully removed Mary Ellen from the Connolly home and took Mary Connolly to trial.

The child testified
“My father and mother are both dead. I don’t know how old I am. I have no recollection of a time when I did not live with the Connollys. Mamma has been in the habit of whipping and beating me almost every day. She used to whip me with a twisted whip—a raw hide. The whip always left a black and blue mark on my body. I have now the black and blue marks on my head which were made by mamma, and also a cut on the left side of my forehead which was made by a pair of scissors. She struck me with the scissors and cut me; I have no recollection of ever having been kissed by any one—have never been kissed by mamma. I have never been taken on my mamma's lap and caressed or petted. I never dared to speak to anybody, because if I did I would get whipped. I do not know for what I was whipped—mamma never said anything to me when she whipped me. I do not want to go back to live with mamma, because she beats me so. I have no recollection ever being on the street in my life.”

Mary Ellen Wilson

What a cruel act?! How can they treat Mary Ellen this way?! She is just an innocent girl who lost her parents and wants to have a caring family who can treat her like a daughter.

Now child abuse is widely happening and we shall not sit there and look or when there’s child got abuse we just feel pitiful. We should come together joint hands with hands and stop this act immediately!

God loves children. We once are children. What if this happen to us instead?! Stop all the acts on child abuse now! Change the world to be a better place!

Mary Ellen stories taken from Wikipedia
Mary Ellen picture taken from Google Search