Woman in Infanticide Case Gives Birth and Dumps baby in Airplane Toilet

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 9, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Woman in Infanticide Case Gives Birth and Dumps Baby in Airplane Toilet

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
July 9
, 2010

New Delhi, India (LifeNews.com) — A 22-yea-old woman from Turkmenistan has made international headlines when she boarded a plan, gave birth to a baby boy, and then dumped his body in the toilet. The woman was arrested after allegedly doing so after the crew of Turkmenistan Airlines found the child.

They discovered the baby after a routine check of the plane following landing in Amritsar in northern India, the IANS news agency indicated.

Airline officials alerted airport staff, who then found and arrested Amandeep Kaur Mann, who is reportedly a medical student living in India who was returning from a trip to Turkmenistan.

"While on the flight, Mann was very disturbed, and she was rushing to the toilet very frequently," police told IANS. "Some co-passengers and the aircraft staff also inquired about her health."

Police officials said Mann initially would not admit to giving birth and dumping the baby but eventually did. Both she and the child were taken to a local hospital near the airport — where she is well but the baby is in critical condition.

A medical official told the PTI news agency the baby’s head was stuck in the toilet and that it and the baby were taken to the hospital where the boy was eventually freed.

Jill Stanek, a pro-life nurse and blogger, commented later on the story, calling the incident "horrible."

She said abortion advocates would exploit the story to promote abortion if abortion were illegal where Mann lives.

"According to the United Nations, elective abortions are legal in Turkmenistan up to 28 weeks and in India up up to 20 weeks," she said. "If abortion were illegal in either country, pro-aborts would be blaming this insidious tragedy on that fact."

"Now what will they blame it on? In reality this incident exemplifies the coarsening of regard for early human life. This mother was not ignorant. She was a medical student," Stanek added.


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