Mom's miscarrying charged?

Mozilla lost one of the articles I had open in my browser to post about today and I could not find it when I tried googling it again, but it was about workers finding a baby in the sewer. And hopefully I am remembering details correctly but the mom was not charged because it was determined the mom miscarried. However, the article went on to talk about how the miscarried baby should not have been flushed down the toilet and the mother should have gone to the hospital, and on and on.

I did not like the tone of the article. It did not take into consideration that babies can be miscarried and flushed down the toilet unbeknownst to the mother. As a woman who has miscarried six times, a couple of times I could not find baby's body in the massive amount of blood. Could I have flushed baby? I believe I could have because I did not actually put my hand in the toilet to feel around for a little body. I also did not go to the doctor AT ALL with my last three losses. If they had found a baby's body in my possession or in my sewer, would they have charged me with some trumped up charge?

I understand there are situations that babies are being discarded like trash but I would like my miscarriages to be private without any unnecessary interference from the outside world.

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
    09/08/14
    That's... awful.

    I'm almost speechless. It's terrifying to think that could be even a possibility.... I mean, maybe if the baby is of a certain age? But I don't even know about that.

    Miscarriages are hard enough without thinking we're going to get charged for it....

    Geez.
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      09/08/14
      I've miscarried at least three times, and, yes, I believe I flushed the unborn child down the toilet. The crime isn't so much the action as it is the intention. I was never more than two months pregnant when I miscarried, so those babies were tiny. At the time, I wasn't really aware of the miscarriage. It took a few minutes to sink in.
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        09/08/14
        5sarah
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        10/15/14
        8Theresa Gould
        I "think" that is the one @Sarah. Six months is quite far a long...but still I've been over three months along and miscarried at home.
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          09/09/14
          4Rina
          That's terrible. Of course, if it's early, you flush the fetus down the toilet. What else are you supposed to do? I had one miscarriage with a surprise 4th pregnancy last year, and I just flushed everything. It didn't even occur to me to look for the "baby" - yuckI mean, it was also pretty early (about 6.5 weeks), so I'm not sure I would have even found anything even if I did look for it.
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            09/09/14
            5sarah
            And if it's early enough you don't even nessicarily know that's what's going on...
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