WEST YORKSHIRE, September 19, 2013 ( – Police are investigating after the body of a newborn baby was discovered at a garbage dump in West Yorkshire, in the United Kingdom.

Police were called to the Associated Waste Management in Valley Road late yesterday evening, reports the Telegraph & Argus

“My priority is the condition and welfare of the mother and ensuring she receives the medical care she needs,” said Detective Superintendent Mark Ridley, of West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team. “The mother has clearly been through a terribly traumatic experience and I would ask her to come forward and speak to us.” 


This is the second time in just over two years that such a grisly discovery was made at this garbage site.

The body of a baby girl was also found at the same dump in 2011. In that case, the identity of the mother was never discovered, nor was the cause of death determined. 

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Earlier this month, a prominent Catholic deacon said that ongoing rash of babies being flushed down toilets, abandoned in dumpsters, or thrown into trash cans signals the return of the ancient pagan practice of “exposure,” in which parents would simply leave their unwanted newborn babies on a rock or in the wild to die.   

“It was the Christians who saved [these babies] and transformed those cultures from cultures of death into cultures of life,” wrote Deacon Keith Fournier. 

However, he said, the rise of the abortion culture seems to be bringing the custom back in an unofficial form, with numerous gruesome stories emerging in recent months of parents unceremoniously discarding their newborn children. 

“These contemporary examples substitute a trash can or a dumpster for the rock,” Fournier wrote.

But, he said, this trend isn't surprising, since “babies are treated as trash” in abortion clinics across the country.


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