Newborn Baby Boy Flushed Down Toilet is Recovering
A baby boy, believed to be just 2 days old, was found lodged in a sewer pipe that was only 4 inches in diameter in a bathroom in China last weekend. It looks like the baby was flushed down the toilet.
The child was discovered on Saturday when residents of the apartment complex said they could hear a baby’s cries through the pipes called firefighters in Jinhua City, Zhejiang province. This is so bizarre to me. I have heard of cats and birds being caught in the walls of apartment complexes but the fact that these residents heard the newborn in the sewage pipes is horrifying, yet simply amazing to me.
When emergency crews arrived on the scene they could see the baby’s head far down inside the toilet duct, but were unable to reach down far enough to pull baby out. Rescuers had to cut the pipe free, remove the section of the pipe with the baby stuck in it, and take him to a hospital where doctors used pliers and a saw to free him.
The mother of the child is believed to have been found and at the hospital with her child who is recovering from his injuries. He was in critical condition when he arrived but has since stabilized.
I understand being desperate; but put the baby up for adoption, use birth control or abstain from sex. Don’t flush a living human being down the toilet. That is attempted murder.
I cannot fathom flushing your living newborn baby down a toilet and walking away like he is a piece of sewage. He is a living, breathing human being with emotions and understanding. He may not be old enough to understand what is happening, but I believe even the smallest child can feel fear when flushed down a toilet or abandonment when being trapped all alone. These people sicken me.
The worst part of all of this is that one day this boy will know his story. He will know that no one wanted him and tried to dispose of him by flushing him down the drain like a goldfish.
I'm not sure what the future holds for this mother and child, based on the reports of her being with him at the hospital, it seems unclear, but she obviously is not fit to be around her little boy and should be held accountable.
**Story Update** Since the publishing of this post, new reports have come out that the woman who called police regarding the child in the pipe is, in fact, the mother of the child. She gave birth to the baby in the toilet, which was not a flush toilet, the baby then slipped down the drain. When she could not reach him, she called for help. It has also been reported that she wished to initially have an abortion but could not afford one. It is unclear if she intended for this child to be harmed.
What do you think – was she just desperate due to the strict rules in China – should she be given a chance or be jailed?