"Perhaps the most shocking element of Wednesday’s tragic events in Longmont, Colo., where a mother allegedly cut a baby from a 26-year-old pregnant woman, is that it wasn’t an isolated incident...
It has roots in an earlier rash of kidnappings in the 1990s, when a string of baby snatchers descended upon North American hospitals and made off with infants. But as hospitals adapted to the troubling trend, installing more secure tracking measures, the phenomenon took a gruesome turn...More details at the Washington Post, for those who want them.
The women who do these sort of things aren’t insane, she said. Quite the contrary. They recognize a want — and act upon it.
There’s no shortage of examples... Porter counted 21 instances globally since 1987, saying the phenomenon is increasing. All of the “womb raiders,” as they’re sometimes called, are women."