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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:38 AM

A faulty forensic test sends mothers to prison for killing their newborns. MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME

UMÁN, Mexico — Shortly after being found at a high school on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the body of a newborn arrived at the medical examiner’s office.
The autopsy team placed the boy on a scale — which indicated 5 pounds, 4 ounces — and searched for clues to how he died. Opening his chest, they removed a tiny pair of reddish lungs and set them in a container of water.

It was a key moment and a test. If the lungs floated, they presumably contained air, which would suggest the infant took a breath when he entered the world. If the lungs sank, it would point to a stillbirth.

The lungs floated. And when they were pushed underwater, bubbles appeared.

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2022-06-23/newborns-were-found-dead-a-faulty-forensic-test-sent-their-mothers-to-prison

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:52 AM

1. "Who are you, who are so wise in the ways of science?"

Great.

And I bet we'll see this in post-Roe America too.

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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 08:54 AM

2. My first thought upon reading it!

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