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  • Body of stillborn baby thrown in Hospital trash

    21 posts, 10 voices, 1255 views, started Jan 7, 2009

    Posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 by Inakika

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      Police searched garbage dumps in New Jersey and Pennsylvania on Tuesday for the body of a baby apparently thrown out with the trash at a Jersey City hospital sometime in the past two weeks.

      “It’s like they treated my son like he’s nothing,” said Kalynn Moore, the 26-year-old mother. “It hurts so bad.”

      Moore gave birth to Bashere Davon Moyd Jr. at Christ Hospital on Dec. 21, about a month before her due date. Her cousin Nicia Royster said she went with a nurse that day to place the corpse into the hospital’s morgue.

      Hospital officials went to Moore’s Jersey City home on Jan. 2 and told her that a funeral home had come to pick up the remains, but they could not be found.

      Police say the body was discarded in the trash, but they do not know when. The hospital has not officially said the baby was thrown in the trash but didn’t dispute the police statement.

      A spokeswoman for Christ Hospital said the institution is praying for the baby’s family. But the family and the hospital disagree over whether Bashere was born alive.

      Hospital spokeswoman Barbara Davey said in a statement that the baby was stillborn.

      Moore, who has a 5-year-old son, said at a news conference Tuesday at her lawyer’s office that she was in and out of consciousness in the minutes after the 5-pound boy was born. But she says the baby was born alive and that she held him briefly before doctors spent more than 20 minutes trying to stabilize the baby’s heart rate before he died.

      News of the case was first reported Tuesday in The Jersey Journal.

      The issue of whether the child was born alive could come into play if there’s a lawsuit because New Jersey law does not consider a stillborn a person. There is no birth certificate and no death certificate, and the only known photo of the child was taken after he had died.

      Moore’s lawyer, Michael Anise, said a lawsuit is likely and that there is no reason that a body of a baby - born alive or not - should be placed in the trash.

      He said he’s hoping the body can be found so that Moore can bury her child and so an autopsy can be conducted.

      Anise also said he’s asked the hospital to provide any surveillance videos that might show what happened.

      “We are not at this point ruling out anything,” he said. “The circumstances are so bizarre.”

      Police do not consider the case to be a criminal investigation, but it could become one, said Stan Eason, spokesman for Jersey City police.



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          Inakika wrote Jan 7, 2009
        • Stillborn or not, that child was a person. How can a State decide what is and is not a human being? frown



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          Mztracy wrote Jan 7, 2009
        • un-flippen-believable!!!frown



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 7, 2009
        • OMG! This is awful....



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          Inakika wrote Jan 7, 2009
        • Isn’t it a disgrace? My stomach flipped when I first heard this story. How can any person take another human being and put them in the trash? At a Hospital, no less! A place that is in the business of trying to SAVE lives!



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          Mztracy wrote Jan 7, 2009
        • omg BB, i am so sorry that any of that happened. These hospitals should be ashamed!!!



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          Inakika wrote Jan 7, 2009
        • BB,
          I can’t even imagine the f***ing balls it took any person to have to go up to a woman that just lost her babies and ask you that question. That had to be one heartless m********ker! Excuse my French.



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          Jenz ~ wrote Jan 7, 2009
        • Oh. My. God. I can’t begin to imagine what crosses the individual’s BRAIN that is responsible for that act.
          That is beyond unacceptable.
          UGH.



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          Inakika wrote Jan 7, 2009
        • On the radio this morning they said it’s a COMMON practice! HUH? Soooo, a young girl gives birth, leaves her baby in the trash and she is prosecuted. A Hospital throws LOTS of babies in the trash and it’s a common practice.



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          Mztracy wrote Jan 7, 2009
        • i cannot wrap my head around this one. If someone asked me to ‘throw’ out a stillborn baby, They would have no teeth left!! WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!

          Who the hell would actually do it!



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          Inakika wrote Jan 7, 2009
        • They were blessed to have you as a mommy, even for a short time. But it wasn’t really a short time because you are their mom forever.



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          Jenz ~ wrote Jan 7, 2009
        • Beach~ A million hugs to you. You‘re a very strong woman & I can’t even imagine.
          You will always be their Mom & they will always be your angels.
          HUGS~



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          UK Girl wrote Jan 7, 2009
        • That is truly shocking and shows a real disregard for human life ......
          This is so upsetting ....



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          Rena Bennefield wrote Jan 10, 2009
        • This whole story is so upsetting, I agree...but I watched a HBO special many years back, on aborted babies. Now I do know that at the clinics they do throw them in big black trash bags. Now some of them were at the 3rd trimester. It was horrible. So I am guessing that they consider a still born or a baby who dies at birth the same as a aborted baby... Which if it is true it is wrong..We mothers carry them in us for 9months and I felt I had already bonded with my babies before they were born. I read to them and played music for them and I talked to them..So there's no way I could ever accept someone telling me at any stage of birth..It's not a baby till its born.. This crap pisses me off. BB I am sorry for your loss as well..I had a miscarriage at 3 months. And I felt such a deep loss and it hurt. I can oly imagine your pain. I would have been like you , I would have held the too. .



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