I Could Not Afford Abortion So I Flushed My Baby In The Toilet - Mother Speaks

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at 08:37 PM, 30/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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«§» 30 May 2013

The mother of the Chinese new-born found trapped in a sewer pipe claimed she fell pregnant following a one night stand  - and then the father of the baby boy abandoned her.

The 22-year-old woman - who has not been named – also said she could not afford an abortion or cope with the stigma of being a single mum.

Chinese media said she went to the shared bathroom in a residential complex when she felt abdominal cramps last Saturday and gave birth.

Baby 59 left hospital last night with his maternal grandparents, where his condition was said to be stable

Being nursed back to health: The abandoned baby boy is pictured being fed in hospital after firefighters rescued him from a sewage pipe after he was apparently flushed down a toilet in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province

Reunited: The baby boy's mother - believed to be a 22-year-old single woman - has been found and is said to be with her baby in hospital 

The 22-year-old woman is believed to have raised the initial alarm but only confessed to police after they searched her rented room

But she said the baby slipped into the sewer pipe and she was unable to free him.

She also claimed she was the first to raise the initial alarm and the watched the entire two-hour rescue in secret.

'The girl told the landlord she had heard a ‘kitten-like’ sound in the fourth-floor squat toilet. The landlord later called the police and fire fighters for help,’ one of the investigating police officers in the eastern city of Jinhua told the Daily Mail.

Police are still investigating if her version of the harrowing events were true or if the infant boy was dumped intentionally into the 10cm/four inch sewer pipe.

The woman, a restaurant worker, reportedly confessed to being the mother after officers found blood-stained tissues and toys in her room and asked her to undergo a medical check.

A nurse said the baby boy - who weighs 6lb 2.8oz - suffered a fracture to his skull but is now in a stable condition

Staff at the Pujiang County People's Hospital in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, said well-wishers have visited the hospital with diapers, baby clothes and powered milk for the child

Recovering: The baby boy has been nicknamed number 59 after the number of his incubator 

‘The woman said she felt too embarrassed to call the police herself as a single mother and feeling under societal pressure. Girls like her can are easy targets for public criticism,’ the police officer added.

The woman said she had sex with a man and didn’t realize she was pregnant until early January.

She was too scared to tell her parents so hid her pregnancy by wearing loose clothes and wrapping cloth tightly around her abdomen.

The man she claims is the father has denied it is his baby, according to media reports.

Video of the two-hour rescue of ‘Baby No 59’ – so named because of his incubator number in the hospital – have been shown worldwide, prompting both horror and an outpouring of charity on behalf of the newborn.


Published at: 08:37 PM, 30/05/2013 (5 years ago)
Author: franel
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Shegzan at 06:43 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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She cud nt afford abortion buh she cud afford 2 engage in pre-marital s-e-x........ Bimbo!

ezchusa at 07:00 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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some people dey try oh

Machealex at 07:23 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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ugooo85 at 07:27 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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she is not serious....
winace at 07:34 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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Wat a lucky child
merion at 07:44 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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katdeluna2 at 07:53 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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Wicked nd stupid mother. Can't she give it out 4 adoption?
etibaba at 07:55 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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That child has a mark to make on earth,cos the devil never fight bootless people.

KingPharoah at 08:00 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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What will she tell the baby tomorrow? that she loved him from birth i guess Huh? Lips Sealed & he will love u the same way Cry
zeigbo at 08:31 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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I see

morgrawl231 at 08:59 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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angesco at 09:11 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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After reading the article, it does not appear she intentionally flushed him down the toilet. However, who knows? She claims to have informed the landlord what had happened and he informed the necessary authorities. And she has come forward and admitted her wrongdoing.  It is common for young girls even in Nigeria to find out they are pregnant and do anything they can to "get rid of it" especially when they are unmarried! Luckily this baby has survived and we thank the Lord. I suggest the baby be adopted if the mother (after extensive psychological counselling) cannot cater for it!

China is an up and coming country and I am sure they will step up to the mark.
FeyiKunwa at 09:14 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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She never stated that the baby was intentionally flushed. It's very hard to believe anything that someone reads on Naijapals because they twist stories. Can you guys please bring in some truth in your stories?
DMG17 at 09:21 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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beneno at 09:22 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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just see the  pains she caused the poor baby Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
ebiteck at 09:24 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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Sorry boy
proly at 09:44 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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SHe is hrtless
vicklove at 09:46 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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thank God for his life
Prinz_jadon at 10:22 AM, 31/05/2013 (5 years ago)
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That's a good name number 59 na wa oo 4 the baby
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