Placentas are appearing in the Urbana, Illinois sewer system. From the article:
"The unprecedented finds have officials wondering if a midwife or veterinarian, stressed by economic woes, has been avoiding the expense of paying for a medical waste disposal service."
Right, because they couldn't possibly be from a doctor's practice or hospital. Or from--gasp--unassisted births.
One of the investigators implies it would be difficult to flush a placenta down a toilet. Really? Think about the aperture of a woman's pelvis and yoni.
Most of the homebirthers I know have such respect and reverence for the Arbol de Vida, they would never just discard it. Usually people bury it and plant a tree or shrub, or process into placenta medicine.
Are the sewer placentas just another symptom of our profound cultural disconnect from nature and the cycles of life and death?