Child rescue bid raises tough questions in Haiti

Paramedic Tim Mosher, of Lima, Ohio, place five-year-old Betina Joseph on a stretcher before being driven to a private jet for her evacuation to Children's Hospital in Philadelphia by the Boston-based aid group Partners in Health from Port-au-Prince, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010. Doctors skirted a bureaucratic logjam to save the life of Joseph, who developed tetanus from a small cut on her thigh, and two more critically ill children, victims of Haiti's earthquake, flying them to U.S. hospitals on a private jet to avoid a military suspension of medical evacuation flights. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

February 1, 2010 7:09:20 AM PST
The arrest of 10 Americans for trying to take children out of Haiti has raised an uncomfortable question in this brutally poor and earthquake-devastated country: Could some children be better off abroad under the grim circumstances?