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Teen found with fetus in bag at store, NYPD says

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:26 a.m. HST, Oct 18, 2013

NEW YORK » The results of an autopsy could determine whether two teenage girls are hit with serious charges after one of them was found carrying a dead fetus in a bag while shopping at a Victoria's Secret store in Manhattan.

Police were called to the store Thursday after a security guard on the lookout of shoplifters searched the 17-year-old girls, discovered a strong odor coming from one of their bags and found the fetus.

The girls were arrested on charges of petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, police said. The teenager thought to have given birth was hospitalized, and the other was questioned by police.

One of the girls told detectives she was carrying the remains because she had delivered a day earlier and didn't know what to do, authorities said. It wasn't clear whether the fetus was alive or dead when delivered, or how far along the girl was in her pregnancy.

The medical examiner's office was performing an autopsy on the remains, and more charges could follow depending on the results.

A person who answered the phone at the home of the girl believed to have given birth had no comment. No phone number was available at the address provided by police for the second teenager.

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lokela wrote:
Getting ready for Halloween.
on October 18,2013 | 06:10AM
Shawn211 wrote:
Guess it's not a "Secret" anymore???
on October 18,2013 | 06:57AM
soundofreason wrote:
Ha! And the cat's out of "the bag".
on October 18,2013 | 07:22AM
Pacej001 wrote:
Shopping at a Victoria's Secret store while carrying, in a bag, a dead baby. Oh, so sorry, that would be "fetus", not "baby" because, you see, a fetus is just a mass of tissue, no big deal, and a baby implies a connection of the mass of tissue to humanity. Foolish of me to get those two completely unrelated things mixed up. -------- These teen girls definitely didn't make my mistake. They knew that shopping for some sex-inducing underwear while holding a dead baby would be bad, but a fetus? No problem.-------- Thank you, Women's Movement and thank you, abortion rights activists, for helping our culture understand the distinction between the meaningless "fetus" and the term, "baby".
on October 18,2013 | 07:20AM
artmurch wrote:
The term ‘fetus’ is only meaningless to the ignorant. What makes you think that a mass of tissue is no big deal; if it was living human tissue it is potentially a human baby, if not a tumor, both a big deal. What a silly sport – setting up strawmen (and strawwemen) and then knocking them down.
on October 18,2013 | 07:45AM
Pacej001 wrote:
Words matter. The term "fetus" is increasingly used in stories like the one above (and in all pro abortion arguments) as an insulating device, a way to separate us from the moral issues in the debate. It was "only" a fetus, in this story, so less of a moral issue than if it had actually been a human being. That's what the abortion cult has brought us, the amoral terminology of "choice" an "fetus" in order to numb the public. Looks like it worked with these teenage girls.
on October 18,2013 | 09:33AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
On the contrary, I believe he knows that difference. He is just being sarcastic.
on October 18,2013 | 10:27AM
Pacej001 wrote:
Definitely, sarcasm. This story by presuming that the baby in the bag was not a baby once, richly deserved sarcasm and ridicule. Must not have done a good job of it.
on October 18,2013 | 02:56PM
frontman wrote:
I presume she followed Planned Parenthoods advice.................
on October 18,2013 | 08:51AM
cojef wrote:
Now that is sarcasm, but apropros.
on October 18,2013 | 11:50AM
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