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    Headlining around the world is this amazing rescue of a newborn baby from a sewer pipe beneath a public toilet in China. China has strict family planning policies, with boys being preferred to girls and more than two children per family being 'strongly' frowned upon by officials there, to the extent that this abandonment is sadly not a rare occurence.

    Chinese Police are treating this incident as attempted murder however, and the point struck me in the current context of Ireland's debate on unwanted pregnancies, had the mother of this child arranged for its 'disposal' at an abortion 'clinic' shortly before its natural birth instead of in a public toilet afterwards, she would not be the focus of criminal proceedings.

    Which of course highlights an inconvenient truth about the infanticidal nature of abortion worldwide.

    Well done to the rescuers, and let's hope that international pressure is brought to bear upon Chinese authorities to treat this baby boy's mother with loving care, since criminalising her actions are no solution to a culture which needs to examine the root causes of its less than welcoming approach to unwanted children.







    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013...-59-sewer-pipe



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    Quote Originally Posted by Radix View Post
    Headlining around the world is this amazing rescue of a newborn baby from a sewer pipe beneath a public toilet in China. China has strict family planning policies, with boys being preferred to girls and more than two children per family being 'strongly' frowned upon by officials there, to the extent that this abandonment is sadly not a rare occurence.

    Chinese Police are treating this incident as attempted murder however, and the point struck me in the current context of Ireland's debate on unwanted pregnancies, had the mother of this child arranged for its 'disposal' at an abortion 'clinic' shortly before its natural birth instead of in a public toilet afterwards, she would not be the focus of criminal proceedings.

    Which of course highlights an inconvenient truth about the infanticidal nature of abortion worldwide.

    Well done to the rescuers, and let's hope that international pressure is brought to bear upon Chinese authorities to treat this baby boy's mother with loving care, since criminalising her actions are no solution to a culture which needs to examine the root causes of its less than welcoming approach to unwanted children.



    Two small differences: That baby was born. The foetus was not aborted. And Ireland is not like China nor, wait for it, is China like Ireland.
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    I find the attempted murder charge to be hypocritical in the extreme, given Chinas policy towards the unborn.
    How different the attitude to humanlife in a matter of days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radix View Post
    Headlining around the world is this amazing rescue of a newborn baby from a sewer pipe beneath a public toilet in China. China has strict family planning policies, with boys being preferred to girls and more than two children per family being 'strongly' frowned upon by officials there, to the extent that this abandonment is sadly not a rare occurence.

    Chinese Police are treating this incident as attempted murder however, and the point struck me in the current context of Ireland's debate on unwanted pregnancies, had the mother of this child arranged for its 'disposal' at an abortion 'clinic' shortly before its natural birth instead of in a public toilet afterwards, she would not be the focus of criminal proceedings.

    Which of course highlights an inconvenient truth about the infanticidal nature of abortion worldwide.

    Well done to the rescuers, and let's hope that international pressure is brought to bear upon Chinese authorities to treat this baby boy's mother with loving care, since criminalising her actions are no solution to a culture which needs to examine the root causes of its less than welcoming approach to unwanted children.



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    Maybe the mother was constipated. You know, shít happens.
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    Life is cheap in China and it is cheapening here too. My neighbour is in his 40s. He was hospitalized after a bad fall sent him into a coma. The doctors were putting a lot of pressure on the wife to pull the plug after a matter of days. As it happens, the wife is related to a consultant who was stunned that this was even being suggested at this stage and who reckoned that he had an excellent chance of pulling through. He pulled through with no complications, and was sitting up in the bed eating ice cream when I saw him yesterday. Life is getting cheaper and cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stopdoingstuff View Post
    Life is cheap in China and it is cheapening here too. My neighbour is in his 40s. He was hospitalized after an bad fall sent him into a coma. The doctors were putting a lot of pressure on the wife to pull the plug after a matter of days. As it happens, the wife is related to a consultant who was stunned that this was even being suggested at this stage and who reckoned that he had an excellent chance of pulling through. He pulled through with no complications, and was sitting up in the bed eating ice cream when I saw him yesterday. Life is getting cheaper and cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bumble View Post
    Two small differences: That baby was born. The foetus was not aborted. And Ireland is not like China nor, wait for it, is China like Ireland.


    This "foetus" was abandoned in a sewer pipe of the Chinese public toilet system. One must presume that this was not an attempt at furthering his life, but of 'terminating' or 'aborting' it.

    If it was wrong to attempt to 'terminate' his life this way, then how can it be somehow 'right' to terminate his life any other way 'Mr. Bumble'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy M5 View Post
    Reilly and Baldy must be spitting feathers.
    Howlin will be upset too.
    True. Keeping him alive was probably not good for the deficit.
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