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.
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....