Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Followup: Sewer Pipe Baby Doing OK - Mother Found!

The original story about the baby being flushed down a toilet can be found HERE

"The Chinese woman who raised the alarm about a newborn stuck in an apartment sewer pipe confessed to police on Wednesday she was the mother, according to the state-run, Jinhua-based Zhezhong News. The baby’s two-hour rescue earlier this week was broadcast live on state-run Chinese television, generating a global wave of compassion for the child and condemnation for his parents. 

Police became suspicious of the woman when they found blood-stained toilet paper in her room at the apartment complex. The 22-year-old high school graduate and restaurant worker told police she became pregnant after a one-night stand, but when she alerted the father he would not take responsibility. She wanted to get an abortion but could not afford one, so she hid her pregnancy with loose clothing. 

On Saturday, she delivered the baby boy in the building’s 4th floor public squat toilet. The woman said she tried to catch the baby, but he slipped out of her hands and down the pipe. When she couldn’t pull him out, the woman cleaned up the bathroom and told the landlord she heard a baby crying. The woman, whose name has not been released, hovered close by during the entire rescue. She later told police she wanted to raise the baby but didn’t know how. The child, referred to as Baby No. 59 based on the number on his incubator, was taken to a nearby hospital where he is doing well. "

Read much more about "Baby #59" HERE

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