Bodies of Babies Clogging Drains

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  1. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    Bodies of fetuses, newborns clog Harare's sewers
    Zimbabwe's shortages, inflation blamed for rise in illegal abortions
    The corpses of at least 20 newborn babies and fetuses are found each week in the sewers of Zimbabwe's capital, some having been flushed down toilets, Harare city authorities said, according to state media Friday.

    Town Clerk Nomutsa Chideya said the babies' remains were found among a wide variety of waste and garbage cleared by city council workers unblocking sewers and drains in Harare.

    "Apart from upsetting the normal flow of waste, it is not right from a moral standpoint. Some of the things that are happening now are shocking," the state Herald, a government mouthpiece, reported Chideya as saying.

    Acute shortages of revenue and gasoline in the nation's worst economic crisis since independence in 1980 have crippled public utilities and garbage collection services across Zimbabwe.

    Hospital fees and charges for scarce medicines have soared. Church and charity groups blame economic hardships for an increase in illegal back-street abortions.

    Chideya said workers removed at least 20 tons of sand from sewers every day. Inflation is running at 613 percent and many impoverished Zimbabweans, unable to afford cleaning materials or detergents, use sand to scour cooking pots and household dishes.

    Salt is also used as a substitute for toothpaste.

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/02/17/zimbabwe.fetuses.ap/index.html
     
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  3. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    Oh dear, I just knew I shouldn't have clicked this link. How unbelievably sad
     
  4. deanws

    deanws Former Member

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    Isn't this where Prince Harry's girlfriend is from? Isn't she royality there?
     
  5. BillyGoatGruff

    BillyGoatGruff New Member

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    I knew a guy from Zimbabwe. He said that if you go to the hospital you have to bring your own bedding, food & surgical gloves. He was going into business buying simple medical supplies in bulk (gloves, water pufification tablets, antibiotic ointent, etc.) and shipping them back home to family members.
     
  6. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    I can't help but wonder how much more aid the United States could provide, if the government didn't spend billions of dollars on every subcommittee and investigation the Democrats think they need to start every day.
     
  7. lisag

    lisag Former Member

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    How sad!
     
  8. BillyGoatGruff

    BillyGoatGruff New Member

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    You can send/spend aid until the cows come home, put if all it does is go to the government running the country it's the same as throwing it out the window. And most governements don't like other countries running independent aid organizations in their territory.
     
  9. concernedperson

    concernedperson Former Member

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    Your words are so true. Remember the offers for help when Katrina hit? The only acceptance I know of is the Mexican Army going to Mississippi. Please correct me if I don't have full knowledge.

    With that being said, this thread is so disturbing. I know knowledge is power but this thread says that human life is not valued in many countries, including our own.I think we need to pray more for encouragment.
     
  10. ~wildangel~

    ~wildangel~ Proud mom of boys!

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    Awww, that is sooo sick..what is wrong with people! These are babies *beats the parents*:snooty:
     
  11. blueclouds

    blueclouds Former member

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    I cannot even fathom anything like this. OMG. The human race continues to sadden me. :(
     
  12. ~wildangel~

    ~wildangel~ Proud mom of boys!

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    I know! Me too, it's just getting worse and worse, it's like demons are covering the earth. What really freaks me out is if it's like this now...what about in ten years from now. Or worse yet, 20?:eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  13. ~wildangel~

    ~wildangel~ Proud mom of boys!

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    And i TOTALLY agree with your quote!!! I got your back on that homey:dance:

    Death Penalty to all CHILD KILLERS. It has to stop.
     
  14. JellyBean

    JellyBean New Member

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    Hi,

    Watched the News last night. It was Mugabe's (President) 82nd birthday yesterday. Birthday celebrations this weekend will be costing R600 000 (ALOT of money), whilst his people are starving! I just don't get it. :furious:

    These poor people are coming into South Africa to try make a living. Last year they deported 97 000 of them back.

    JellyBean
     
  15. AlwaysHope

    AlwaysHope Justice for Laci & Connor

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    I will third that motion! This is just sick and wrong!!
     

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