Ugh. ABC News Correspondent Dan Harris went undercover to see how long it would take to "buy" a child from the moment he walked out his Manhattan office. Ten hours later he was in sitting by a hotel pool in Haiti, casually negotiating with human traffickers to buy an 11-year-old girl for $150. In this clip from Good Morning America earlier today, Harris explains why many parents in rural Haiti see selling their child into slavery as an act of love.
I'm not surprised. This is Haiti where like other poor countries, children are "sold" or put into servitude as a way of feeding and sheltering those children.
Unfortunately this occurs in a lot of countries including America.
I didn't watch this story this morning, but I'd watch the one where the conduct the same experiment in America.
Not because I don't feel for the poor of other countries, but because it is also a problem in this country as is child prostitution.
It's easy to create a buzz and outrage about a poor country that allows this while ignoring our own problem with the same issues.