A brand new baby girl is fighting for her life after she was found discarded in a bathroom garbage can.
Police tracked down the mom who abandoned her, 23-year-old Dawa Lama, and found her three hours later, asleep at home!
Dawa checked in at New York’s Elmhurst Hospital at 2pm on May 10, where she began the birthing process. At some point during the labor, she left her bed and delivered her baby daughter in a bathroom stall, before dumping her in a trash can and fleeing the hospital.
The next person who used the bathroom noticed a puddle of blood and alerted staff members, who made the horrifying discovery and rushed the baby to intensive care.
Runaway mom Dawa was found three hours later by police officers who escorted her to nearby Queens General Hospital for medical treatment.
Officers have yet to decide if they’ll prosecute the mom, who has no previous convictions. Under New York state law, Dawa is protected because hospitals are deemed ‘safe havens‘, absolving those who abandon babies there from criminal charges.
What do you think HollyMoms? Should she be punished?
— Ian Garland
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