16-Year-Old Arrested for Tossing Newborn Out of a Window

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A 16-year-old Mesa girl tossed her newborn baby out of a window in an attempt to hide her pregnancy from her family, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

The girl, whose name hasn't been released, has been charged with attempted murder and child abuse, as the newborn suffered a skull fracture upon being tossed out of the window, an MCSO spokesman says.

MCSO got involved after someone called paramedics for the 16-year-old girl, who was "bleeding profusely."

Deputies then spent the next half-hour searching for the newborn, which was found in a shed at the teen's parents' home.

Turns out, deputies believe the girl gave birth in the bathroom, then tossed the baby out of the window, into the shed. The baby fell about five feet, and landed on brick.

The newborn was hospitalized with the life-threatening injuries, but MCSO Lieutenant Brandon Jones says the baby is expected to survive.

The child will remain in Child Protective Services' custody, Jones says.

The Sheriff's Office believes this whole thing was a plot for the 16-year-old girl to conceal her pregnancy from her parents.

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Eric Lacomblez
Eric Lacomblez

Too much taboos + omnipresent moral confines + uneducated people always leads to extreme, unbelievable behaviors.

Paul Moore
Paul Moore

....and the republicans are still screaming about not keeping sex education out of the schools. This is a sad story all around.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

One of the worse things about this incident is the child will have to put up with hearing people say "He(she) got dropped on their head when they were young."  I've had to up with that all my life, but then again - I know I wasn't dropped on my head - He/she will know it's true!!!  Horror!

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

I have a question for Republicans.....

Which do you prefer...

1. Education and birth control.

or 

2. demands for abstinence that clearly don't work and this result.

It really is that simple.

yelp.kae
yelp.kae

@ExpertShot 
here is a sad little truth: Most babies are dropped on their head at some point. Most moms and dads don't talk about it out of sheer embarrassment. But when you talk to a parent at any length and they start sharing, they will inevitably tell you about that time their baby rolled off the changing table, got out of the high chair, fell off the bed, or they did a little toss and they failed to catch the baby, and it landed on its head. It's one of those secret horrors most parents have in common but never share out loud. 

... but this has nothing on being thrown out a window. Holey hell.

Geee
Geee

The don't do drug education programs seem to have done wonders.

What's needed are mandatory Depo shots that can be stopped once you can prove yourself responsible and financially fit to raise children.

wstewart
wstewart

@Flyer9753 You really think this16 year old girl didn't know that if you fool around and don't take birth control you can get pregnant?  This isn't a Republican or Democratic issue, its a stupid teenager thing.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Flyer9753  

Once again, you're confusing "Repubicans" with "the religious right".

I know many Republicans who believe in Education and birth control.    In fact, the only person I can think of who I know personally who is against birth control is a Catholic woman who is a Democrat.

 

yelp.kae
yelp.kae

@wstewart @Flyer9753 

I dare you to go on any question/answer site and look up every question that says "am I pregnant?" No, they don't actually know all the ways to get pregnant. They believe some crazy stories. Because they are kids. And without a comprehensive sexual education, they are piecing together bits of what adults told them to scare them away from sex, what older kids said to seem smart, and what friends said to try to get laid. 

You have to arm the young with the most truth you can. Facts they can use to help them make decisions. And more facts to help make decisions after there are consequences. They are kids, and they are going to do dumb things. The only thing adults can do is give them the information to do the least amount of dumb shit and make it to adulthood without permanently harming themselves or someone else.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@wstewart @Flyer9753 

You are right, it IS a stupid teenager problem... 

that is being made worse by republicans who refuse BC, refuse to make it easily available and preach only abstinence style sex education, a style that we have thousands of years of proof to it NOT WORKING.

Maybe if sex education were more available and accurate for both this girl AND the family she was scared to tell, then she would have had a better support system, access to care and adoption services she might not even know exist... but of course, we can't tell them about all those things, all we seem to be able to do is tell them to keep their legs closed... and that's working sooo well.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@valleynative @Flyer9753 

Once again you ASSUME

I meant what I said and it does include Republicans since you IDIOTS refuse to take back YOUR party from the zealots, which makes you just as guilty as they are.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@valleynative @Flyer9753 Damn few Dems publicly oppose abortion and contraception. Yes, it is the Republicans who oppose these measures regardless of whatever religion they claim. And the fact is, the majority of Americans believe that abortion should be safe and legal. I have no idea what is taught in sex ed classes but one thing that must be included in the curriculum in AZ is that women who deliver a baby they did not want should know that it can be dropped off at a fire station or hospital, no questions asked. Wrap it in a blanket, put it in a box at the front door of the fire station, ring the door bell then run like hell.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@yelp.kae @wstewart @Flyer9753 

Wow.. extremely well said and 100% spot on. Nice to see another intelligent and well spoken poster joining the discussion here. Kudos.

Welcome to NT.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Flyer9753 @valleynative  

You prove my point by calling the Republican party MY party.

It's also incredibly naive to blame the mainstream members of any group for not being able to control the fringe members.

 

yelp.kae
yelp.kae

@valleynative @david_saint01 @Flyer9753  

I can say I have met people against abortion who are not repubs. But they are also against making laws preventing abortion. The only people I have spoken to who believe that laws should be created on their religious belief against abortion have been Republican. Then they will say they want gov't out of their personal affairs. 

Cognitive Dissonance.

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