Law enforcement officials in Mississippi recently arrested a woman who allegedly attempted to sell her unborn child.
According to the Tupelo Police Department Facebook page, Kathryn Herring, 31, was arrested and charged on Wednesday for attempting to sell her unborn child.
She faces up to 10 years in prison for her alleged crimes, WAPT reported.
The Department of Human Services told reporters that Herring went to numerous families throughout Tupelo, Mississippi, as well as Lee County attempting to put her unborn child up for an under-the-table adoption in exchange for payment from the families.
According to Tupelo Police Lt. Lynette Sandlin, Herring was arrested after an investigation began in February.
The child, who is now 18 months old, has since been born and is now under the custody and care of the Department of Human Services.
Upon hearing the story, many Facebook users took to the comment section to voice their opinions and concerns regarding the incident.
“Yes this is messed up but you go to jail for selling a baby but not aborting one,” wrote one user, “I don’t get it.”
“Hmmm don’t adoption agencies do this all the time,” another user commented, “[but] this lady wasn’t asking for the $25,000 they do!”
“She is a very broken woman,” another one wrote, “praying for her and her baby. She is not beyond God’s love and forgiveness.”
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