May 29, 2013 – Chinese Newborn Baby With Placenta Flushed Down The Toilet By Parents Rescued From Sewage Pipe
In a world where millions of couples are looking up to God for the fruit of the womb, some wicked couples are busy throwing them away.
The above episode happened on Saturday in far away country of China when a couple allegedly flushed their baby boy with placenta down a toilet in order to escape heavy fine by the government over the recent one child policy.
The innocent newborn baby was rescued from a sewage pipe in a Chinese apartment building after being flushed down a toilet.
According to the China’s state television, the infant was heard crying in a section of the pipe directly beneath a toilet commode.
Firefighters in eastern China rescued the abandoned baby boy lodged in a sewage pipe directly beneath a toilet commode, in a case which has sparked anger on social media sites.
The infant- named Baby No. 59 from the number of his hospital incubator – was in a critical condition when he arrived at the hospital with an apparent fracture to his skull.
Residents in Jinhua, in the wealthy coastal province of Zhejiang, alerted firefighters on Saturday afternoon (local time) after hearing the two-day-old baby crying in the fourth-floor squat lavatory.
Attempts to pull him out failed, so rescuers sawed away a section of the pipe with the baby inside and took him to a local hospital.
Firefighters and doctors spent nearly an hour taking the pipe apart piece by piece with pliers and saws, before the newborn was freed with its placenta still attached.
From the time he was found until when he was taken out, the baby was stuck in the pipe for at least two hours.
The 2.3 kilogram boy suffered cuts to his face and limbs and is now in a stable condition.
Hospital sources told ABC News that the mother of the baby has been found and is currently with her child in hospital.
They said: ‘The mother has been found. She is right now in the hospital. I heard she is a 22 year-old single woman. I don’t know the reason she abandoned the baby.
Nurse Zhang Songhe added that news of the rescue prompted an outpouring from strangers who came to the hospital with diapers, baby clothes, powdered milk and offers to adopt the child.
The nurse continued: ‘There have been three or four groups of visitors delivering baby formula some of whom have expressed willingness to adopt.
‘We’re going to take care of the baby. We are not sure when the baby can be discharged.’
The baby weighs 2.8 kilograms (6.2 pounds) and still had his placenta attached to his body when he was rescued, reports said.
The disturbing case has sparked anger in China and around the world after harrowing TV footage of the baby’s two-hour-long rescue was uploaded onto the internet.
Residents living in a residential building in Jinhua in the wealthy coastal province of Zhejiang reported the sound of a baby crying in the public restroom on Saturday.
The news triggered hundreds of thousands of comments on China’s hugely popular social media site Weibo, with users expressing good wishes for the baby and fury at those who presumably abandoned him.
“I can never accept or forgive the behaviour of dumping the baby with his placenta and umbilical cord attached into the toilet pipe,” wrote one user.
“Can these people be called human beings? The animal to human ratio among the grown-ups is rising inexorably.”
Another user said watching the rescue left her distraught.
“Seeing the little one wriggling and groaning as the pipe was torn apart bit by bit wrings my heart,” the user said.
“You’ve lived through the hardest moment in your life and your future will definitely be smooth.”
There are frequent reports in Chinese media of babies being abandoned often shortly after birth, a problem often attributed to young mothers unaware they were pregnant.
Chinese babies born out of wedlock are sometimes also abandoned because of social and financial pressures, and baby girls are often unwanted in a society which puts greater value on boys.
The country’s one-child policy can also mean heavy fines for couples who have more than one baby.
Lord have mercy.. What kind of injustice is this.
Imagine an innocent child going through this kind of headache.
Thank God he was rescued alive
See more photos from his dramatic rescue below