From the Las Vegas Sun: An 18-year-old woman has been charged with the attempted murder of her newborn after police say she allegedly tried to dispose of the baby.
Sarah White of Henderson is charged with attempted murder, and child abuse and neglect after she delivered the baby in a bathtub and put it in a plastic bag, according to an arrest report.
Police said paramedics responded to the house in the 200 block of Camino Vista Street on April 3 to reports that a woman had given birth to a baby in an upstairs bathroom. The location of the home is near the intersection of Arroyo Grande Boulevard and Horizon Ridge Parkway.
Her father, a trained paramedic, was performing CPR on the infant when officials arrived, police said.
The baby was taken to St. Rose Sienna Hospital in stable but serious condition, according to the arrest report.
This baby is very fortunate that the father of the girl is a paramedic and was doing CPR on the baby.
While many people will feel sorry for the mother, but I don't. First, there is a law in Nevada where a newborn baby can be taken to a fire station, hospital or police station and dropped off and there would be no ramifications to the family.
Second, this woman (not a mother in my mind) knew since July, 2009, she was probably pregnant, so she had time to plan this out. She tried to conceal the pregnancy and when it was time to give birth, she waited until her mother left the house before she took action.
I'm sorry but this woman decided she was more important than the baby. She is totally selfish. I sincerely hope she is actually punished instead of having her hand slapped and I sincerely hope this baby is not with the family now or in the future. I hope the child is put up for adoption and it ends up in a loving home. This monster of a woman should never be able to see this baby again.
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