Originally posted at LiveAction News
Less than a week after a baby boy swaddled in dollar store towels was found in aÂ Christmas mangerÂ on the lawn of a Catholic church in Queens, New York, another newborn was discoveredÂ buried alivealong a riverbed bike path in the Compton area of Los Angeles.
Buried in a foot deep crevice, the 24- to-36 hour old baby girl was discovered by two women who, while out walking, heard a babyâ€™s â€œmuffled cryâ€ that at first one had thought might be a catâ€™s meow.
When local deputies arrived on the scene what they found wasÂ not a cat, but a tiny girl in a hole, buried underÂ asphalt and rubble.
The baby was found wrapped in a hospital blanket, which led Â authorities to believe she was likely born in a medical facility.Â Â AfterÂ being rescued, the childÂ wasÂ treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to the hospital where she was kept for observation. Thankfully, she is in stable condition.
Marvin Jaramilla, spokesperson for the L.A. County sheriffâ€™s office, said that judging from her compromised body temperature, the newborn would not have survived the night if the women hadnâ€™t responded to the cries.
Although 3,000 aborted babies are disposed of daily without much reaction from the public, witnessing a baby being fished out of a foot deep fissure mayÂ jar the senses of someÂ who would otherwiseÂ ignore the treatment of children as human garbage.
Compton residents who were eyewitnesses reacted emotionally, with shock, atÂ seeing a child disposed of in broad daylight by herÂ own mother.
Local grandfather Jesse Brew said,Â â€œI know we living in some bad times, but damn.â€ Brew didnâ€™t mince words when he added: â€œThatâ€™s why Iâ€™m saying they need to catch this person. You know, you need to go to jail. Thatâ€™s the place for you.â€
When the motherÂ is found, jail is Â whereÂ sheÂ may end up if convicted of charges that couldÂ includeÂ attempted murder and child endangerment.
Ryan McCrary, the son of Evangelina McCrary, the woman who initially found the baby, saidÂ that ever since,Â hisÂ mother has been distraught and is â€œreally emotional.â€
Then, likely making reference to Californiaâ€™sÂ Safe Surrender lawwhere babies up to three days old can be surrendered to authorities for safe haven, McCrary shared that â€œIt just hurts to see somebody leave a baby like that when there are so many places they can take them nowadays.â€
Angelica Blount, who with her sister found the baby,Â shared that the tiny girlâ€™s whimpering stopped when a sheriffâ€™s deputy cradled the newborn in his arms.
Neighbor Angel Flores expressed heartfelt gratitude when he said, â€œGod bless the two ladies that found this baby. God bless the babyâ€¦ that strong baby.â€Â Then, as Flores shared his thoughts, he summed up perfectly the current trend in America where women, withÂ disturbing regularity, dispose of living, breathing children. â€œThey could have done the right thing, and instead they came and dumped it here. I donâ€™t know the situation they have or whatâ€™s going on, but this is not right. This is not human.â€
Whether a child is aborted in an abortion facility, or living babies are disposed of in garbage bags,Â bathroomÂ trash cans,Â tossed outÂ of six-floor windows, or in this case, buried alive under asphalt and debris, Flores is right: mothers disposing ofÂ their offspringÂ seems extremely inhuman.