Investigation Ongoing After Baby Remains Found in a Drainage Pipe in Texas  

Caroline Wharton - 17 Feb 2023

Our society largely understands that human remains should be treated with dignity to be both respectful and sanitary, and when that doesn’t happen, it can make the headlines — such is the case in Texas where fetal remains were actually found in a drainage pipe. This horrific and shocking story is still undergoing investigation as many questions are up in the air. Here’s what we know so far and the significance of this case:  

This grim incident surfaced in late January after an apartment tenant in Mission, Texas was working to unclog a pipe in their apartment and was frightened to find baby remains, “possibly from a Chemical Abortion and flushed down the toilet,” according to the Christian Post. After a call to 911, the Mission Police Department confirmed an investigation is ongoing into the matter.  

Vice President of Media and Policy for Students for Life Action (SFLAction) Kristi Hamrick told the Christian Post, “Though the information is scarce on this case, it’s clear that an infant’s body has not been handled with dignity and care, and as Students for Life and SFLAction have noted, the advice to flush human remains can harm aquatic, animal and even plant life.”  

(Click HERE to read a SFLA blog entitled “If You Shouldn’t Flush FISH, You Definitely Shouldn’t Flush BABIES.”)  

Noting that this incident could be due to a Chemical Abortion, she added, “The Biden administration’s push for online distribution of abortion pills exposes women to injury, infertility, death and abusers, who can get the drugs to use on mothers without their knowledge or consent. The list of harms continue as we look deeper into how sending human remains as policy into our wastewater is impacting all of us.”  

Engaged in a campaign labelled “What’s In The Water,” Students for Life of America (SFLA) and SFLAction submitted a Red Bag Medical Waste Citizens Petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), urging them to require Red Bag Medical Waste disposal of tainted human remains which occur in Chemical Abortions for environmental purposes. The FDA has yet to respond to this petition — although the agency already shot down the campaign’s first Citizens Petition which demanded a restoration of health and safety standards.  

The purpose of the What’s In the Water campaign is to look at the effects of Chemical Abortion Pills on the environment (since many don’t seem to care how these life-ending pills kill preborn babies and harm women), and it’s research that is much needed today. According to the pro-abortion think tank, the Guttmacher Institute, more than half of all abortions take place outside of abortion facilities through Chemical Abortion Pills — and what exactly does this influx of flushed drugs and fetal remains mean for our water?  

Regardless, however this innocent child died — whether this was an incident of a woman using Chemical Abortion Pills and flushing her dead preborn child down the toilet or not — the pro-life movement is a firm believer in respect for life, and that includes how we treat those who have passed on. Human life is sacred, and when that life is extinguished by natural causes, we should have proper respect for our dead, regardless of their age. We cannot allow sewers to become cemeteries.  

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