When Barack Obama likened a baby to punishment in remarks about abortion there was a great deal of backlash. However it seems that he was on to something. I give you Rozlynn Rodgers:
A South Side teenage mother who authorities said no longer wanted a baby because she couldn’t go to parties was held on $600,000 bond Wednesday on charges that she drowned her 5-month-old daughter in a bathtub earlier this month.
Rozlynn Rodgers, 19, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the April 4 death of her daughter, Makalah, at their home in the 7800 block of South Ingleside Avenue. She later told authorities that she drowned the child because she no longer wanted to be a mother, officials said.
Rodgers told police “she didn’t want to be a mom anymore because she couldn’t go to parties if she had to take care of the baby,” Assistant State’s Atty. Mary Anna Planey said Wednesday during a bond hearing before Judge Laura Sullivan.