Newborn Baby Found Alive, Abandoned in Apartment Dumpster
by Steven Ertelt | Houston, TX | LifeNews.com | 2/25/14 1:28 PM
In yet another abandoned baby case, a newborn was found alive abandoned in an apartment dumpster in Houston, Texas.
LifeNews has reported on a number of cases in recent months of babies who have been abandoned in a variety of places and left to die. These kinds of cases are occurring despite laws in numerous states helping to protect newborns from infanticide by allowing a mother to surrender her baby at someplace such as a hospital or fire station so the newborn can be cared for and placed with an adoptive family instead of killed.
Local news media have more on this latest incident:
Houston police are investigating a report of a baby found in a dumpster in southeast Houston.
Officers were called to the Windmall Lakes Reserve apartment complex at about 8:30 a.m. on a report of a newborn baby found alive in a dumpster.
A man named Carlos was going through the trash when he heard a noise. At first, he thought it might be an animal, but after further searching discovered the baby in a bag. EMS crews were called the scene.
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The baby was conscious and breathing. He was taken to a nearby medical center for assessment and treatment. Children’s Protective Services has been notified.
Authorities are now investigating to try to find the baby’s mother.
LifeNews Note: Images courtesy KTRK-TV.