MERCY IS BETTER OFF WITH MADONNA
If Malawi officials really stick to their guns and refuse to allow Madonna to adopt Mercy James, it’s really a travesty and a crime against the little girl. (Mercy, above, is holding hands with Lourdes.) The welfare of this child should be considered first and bureaucracy and prejudices set aside. What chance does this child in an orphanage have if she remains in the poorest country in South Africa? It’s an AIDS ridden place where women have few rights, are routinely beaten by their husbands, and their life expectancy is 38. Regardless of what one thinks of Madonna, her children are well taken care of and educated. Give Mercy a chance for a life.