Read this: Woman Tries to Flush Baby
No, I’m not making it up. I listened to a local news report about this, and apparently the woman was in the restroom for a long time, so coworkers went in and found her in the bathroom, apparently lamenting that she kept trying to flush, but the baby just wouldn’t go down. She also claimed that she had no idea she was pregnant.
This is disturbing and difficult to believe on many levels, all of which are obvious. First, how the heck can you NOT KNOW that you’re pregnant. You’ll occasionally hear stories like that… woman is shocked to give birth on the toilet. How can you not know? Aren’t there severe hormonal changes, lack of a period for nine months, weight gain, and KICKING INSIDE YOUR BELLY?
Alright, I can buy that a woman might be large enough that 30 or 40 extra pounds don’t get her attention. That’s conceivable (no pun intended). But what about the no period thing? I’m not a chick, but wouldn’t you notice that??? Let’s pretend that she is morbidly obese and for some reason that was messing up her cycle, so she really didn’t have those two indicators to help.
Did she think she ATE something that was still kicking?
But let’s put all that aside for the moment. IF you were morbidly obese and didn’t notice you were missing your period for nearly a year, and then you suddenly gave birth while on the toilet… would your first instinct be to FLUSH IT??? Would you try repeatedly to try and flush it?
The hospital says the baby is expected to live, no thanks to his mother. The ambulance crew gave the baby CPR and he started breathing on his own.
This sounds like either a case of outright insanity, or the worst case of denial E-V-E-R. There are some people who can ignore the most obvious and persistent clues about their lives and pretend like it’s not happening. A classic and much less outrageous example is ignoring the letters and calls from collections after you stop paying your bills. You know you stopped paying them. You know the letters are demanding money and threatening action. You know the calls are to get you to pay. How can you just pretend there’s nothing wrong and go about your business?
We humans are an odd bunch, able to deny truths about ourselves and our situations. No other animal is capable of such a feat.
This woman… she should be put in jail for attempted murder. At the very least, she should be sterilized and put into a mental institution.