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Children's Cries Brought Down Walls Of Indifference

Thousands of migrant children have been separated from their parents by the U.S. government. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on audio recordings this week in which detained children can be heard crying.
A child rides in a stroller during a rally in El Paso, Texas Thursday to protest the Trump administration's family separations. Source: Brendan Smialowski

The cries of children pierce our hearts. Scientists say they're meant to. They move us to love and protect children. This response is healthy; it's human; and it keeps humanity going.

As Dr. Marc Bornstein at the "the infant cry and the caregiver response, have developed together to ensure the survival of the species."

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