According to Discovery News, the baby was flushed down a toilet...alive!
Residents heard the cries of the baby from the 4th floor bathroom.
Firefighters sawed away sections of a 10 cm pipe with the 2-day old baby inside.
The baby had been in the pipe at least 2 hours--I am amazed it didn't drown.
The baby was brought to the hospital and put in an incubator and luckily, the baby survived.
I am sorry for the parent(s) who you'd think must've gone through hell before doing something this drastic.
And while I don't like to judge or be judged, however unwanted this pregnancy or unprepared the parents were for this new child--there has got to be better ways to deal with it than this.
An early abortion or giving the child up for adoption is just two options, and struggling to keep the child is a third.
Maybe the parent(s) thought they could save the baby from even a worse fate living in poverty, born out of wedlock, or violating the one-child per family policy--but it is still hard to imagine taking an innocent, helpless infant and doing something so cruel and disgusting.
How will this child grow up, knowing it was thrown away like this by its own parents? What type of self-worth will it have? How will it feel and act towards others in society having been acted on this way?
There are so many monsters out there...killers, rapists, abusers (many serial)--do we wonder where they came from?
I remember learning people are product of nature and nurture--in this case, there was certainly no nurture, quite the contrary...and it will take at least a normal new home, where they are treated like children and not waste products for this child to have a fighting chance. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)