Newborn Baby Handed Off to Cops At 2 A.M. Is Wanted by Someone for Sure

baby feetA sweet, newborn baby was thrust into the arms of two San Francisco police Wednesday night by a random person standing in the middle of the street. The incident happened around 2 a.m., and the cops immediately rushed the baby to the hospital, and miraculously, he is expected to survive. Details about this situation are ... strange, and still emerging. Apparently, a woman knocked on the door of a shelter, holding the baby, and when a worker went to get help, she handed the baby off to someone else. This someone else quickly gave the baby to cops.

This is an absolutely horrifying situation, but I've gotta say: It's much better than what was originally reported -- that the mother left the baby in the middle of the street to die. Because that happens all too often these days. And honestly? I really don't have sympathy for a person who does that.

Like I said, details regarding this baby are sparse, so I can't speak on what exactly happened in this particular situation, so I'm not. But I will talk about people who have left babies in the street (or in other god-awful places) in the past. It's just not okay. At all.

If you really don't want to have a child -- or feel shame or guilt or scared or anything! -- and you're against abortion, take the baby somewhere. A shelter like this woman reportedly attempted; an orphanage; somebody's porch for god's sake. There is a Safe Haven Law. Leaving a completely helpless infant on the street to die is inexcusable. And, odds are, no matter who you are or what your mental condition is -- you know this is wrong. There are other options.

Not all pregnancies are planned. I get that. And some pregnancies happen under very terrible circumstances. Not everyone is lucky enough to live some lovely, cookie-cutter existence, where babies are all about Dwell Studio blankets and flower-printed slings. But still. I don't understand how a person can give birth to a baby -- a tiny helpless being who can't even open their eyes -- and then leave them on the street to die when there are places the baby can be taken. It's just not right.

And the worst things about these kinds of stories -- the thing that makes it that much more awful -- is the reality that there are women out there who can't have kids. Women who would make amazing mothers. Women who, their entire lives, wanted nothing more than a child, and can't have one because they were dealt a shitty hand. How come they're the ones who can't have kids, and the people who leave babies on the street can? That's, to put it bluntly, fucked up.

Thankfully, this baby is okay. Let's hope he or she is placed with one of these women who can't have a kid -- a woman who was born to be a mom but can't become one on her own. That would, if you believe in this kind of stuff, be meant to be.

What do you think of this?


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NoR_C... NoR_CaL_MoMmY

Here is an update from one of your links. I wonder if the mom will be able to take her baby home....



Update 9:30 a.m.:: Officer Gordon Shyy gave more information on the incident, saying cops were called to the scene where a female was bleeding for unknown reasons. Prior to the officers' arrival, the female subject left the area. When the cops arrived, they found a man with the newborn, who was unresponsive. After performing CPR, the cops transported the baby to the hospital. Both mom and baby are still in the hospital and are expected to survive. Anyone with information regarding this incident can call Sgt. John Keane of SFPD's Special Victims Unit at 553-9363.

jessi... jessicasmom1

hmmm weird circumstance

jessi... jessicasmom1

hmmm weird circumstance

Monic... MonicaV1982

Sadly I know people who don't believe that babies are human beings and that it's perfectly acceptable to put a baby "in the trash."

nonmember avatar dawn

Too many babies are needlessly discarded, too often ending up dead because people still don't know about the safe haven law: they can turn an unharmed baby to a designated safe haven location and walk away with no questions asked. Parent is safe and baby adopted by loving parents.
This baby is safe. Bless this mom who cared about her baby.

Caera Caera

"The incident happened around 2 a.m., and the cops immediately rushed the baby to the hospital, and miraculously, he is expected to survive."


Why is it miraculous the baby is going to survive? It doesn't sound like the baby was ever in any real danger.


Get a thesaurus.

nonmember avatar aurora

Uhh.. since when are babies unable to open their eyes? They're BABIES, not kittens, dude.

nonmember avatar Baffled

How is this not miraculous? This baby had NO pulse when found. These heroic officers risked their lives driving Code 3 in the pouring rain to save this innocent child. They brought this child back to life. In my book that's miraculous.

Caera Caera

Baffled - where in this article does it say the baby wasn't breathing?

nonmember avatar Baffled

The media doesn't always have all the info. I know these officers personally.

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