Thursday, June 14, 2012

UN Criticizes 'Baby Boxes'

Your baby will be cared for here
Baby hatch in Germany

In a recent article in Time, the the UN criticized the use of 'baby hatches,' a system that allows mothers to anonymously abandon their newborns at designated locations such as hospitals. Around since the 13th century, these drop boxes are found throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and in all 50 US states. While advocates say baby boxes prevent infanticide, UN critics say that many babies are abandoned by the mother's relatives and that infanticide numbers have not decreased. You can read the full article here.

For related posts go to:
Saving Baby
and Safe Haven in Chicago

No comments:

Post a Comment