(WatchDogReport.org) – Twin newborn babies were found inside a black trash bag placed inside a cabinet in a bathroom at a daycare facility in Chicago, IL. The infant girls were found by a cleaning crew that followed a trail of blood leading into the bathroom of the Bernice Lavin Early Childhood Education Center on Thursday, July 6, 2023. The infants were unconscious when they were discovered. First responders arrived to find that the babies were not breathing. Both newborns were pronounced dead after being transported to Laurie Children’s Hospital.
It’s believed the mother of the twin infants is a 29-year-old employee of the childcare facility. She was spotted covered in blood by other employees. 911 was called, and the woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for a “medical emergency.” The facility released a statement that the employee had a medical emergency that resulted in the unexpected birth of the babies.
The Bernice Lavin Early Childhood Education Center is a childcare facility specifically for the employees of Northwest Medicine. It has since been clarified that the unidentified 29-year-old mother is an employee of the childcare center, not Northwest Medicine. The facility released a statement that this incident did not involve the children or families enrolled in the daycare and that all were safe.
Illinois State Senator Sara Feigenholtz remarked that the incident brings her “profound sadness” and questions whether the state failed the mother somehow. Illinois has a Safe Haven law that allows infants younger than one-month-old to be surrendered safely in multiple locations.
It’s possible the mother was unaware of her options when she gave birth to the twin girls on the bathroom floor. As of Friday afternoon, July 7, 2023, no charges had been filed against the mother, and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office had not yet determined a cause of death for the infants.
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