Iowa Mother Arrested After Giving Birth in a Hospital Bathroom Then Trying to Flush it Down the Toilet

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An Iowa woman has been charged with child endangerment after she tried to flush her newborn baby down a toilet, failed, then put it in a pillow case and left it in a hospital trash can to die.

22-year-old Ashley Hautzenrader is accused of trying to carry out the unspeakable act at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic on Mother’s Day.

A worker at the clinic found the baby alive.

She told officers she placed the baby in the trash because she thought it was dead.

She’s now facing faces up to two years in prison.

The baby’s condition is unknown at this time.

 

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