by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat
- A Pennsylvania couple may be in hot water after they placed their allegedly stillborn child in the trash. They’ve been charged with unlawful disposal of medical waste but they may have done something worse:
According to the affidavit, [25-year-old Erin] Dougherty told police that she and [boyfriend, 31-year-old Daniel] Aratow discarded the fetus in a garbage can outside their home. Dougherty also told police that she went to a medical clinic in Englewood around April 11 and was told by a physician there that her baby had no heartbeat.Police have learned that Dougherty actually sought to terminate her pregnancy during the visit but was told the fetus appeared to be about 26 to 27 weeks old as of April 11 and was at a stage where he or she was capable of living upon birth.
- Parents Heather and Patrick Walker (pictured left, with their son) took Facebook to task for banning their profile after the couple posted photos of their newborn son, Grayson, who lived only 8 hours after being born with anencephaly. Fox has video.
- Here’s a horror story regarding how some people in Asia are using fetal remains. In Bangkok, a man has been arrested after authorities discovered he was trying to sell the bodies of unborn children which had been roasted and covered in gold leaf:
Police said Taiwan native Chow Hok Kuen, 28, was arrested after police found the fetuses – from 2- to 8-months-old – in a suitcase in a hotel room in the Yaorawat area, Bangkok’s Chinatown, the Bangkok Postreported.The man had bought the fetuses several days ago from a Taiwanese man in Thailand for $6,500 and planned to sell them on Taiwanese Web sites for up to six times that amount, police said….
In Thai black magic rituals, the Post said, preserved fetuses are believed to bring good fortune to their owners and are often kept in shrines at homes or businesses.