Baby boxes

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by tigerbob, Jun 26, 2012.

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    I guess this goes under ethics. It's a European story but apparently they exist in the US as well and it's more an ethical question than a geographical one.

    Not sure how I feel about this. Sad for the baby in question. Concerned for the mother. Perhaps angry at the mother as well, though I don't know what her situation is. Also concerned about the possibility that babies are given away under duress.

    Would much prefer to see those wishing to give up a child have access to counseling than this wholly impersonal approach, but it's better than late term abortion IMO, or a child being denied vital care and medical attention that may be required.

    Heartbreaking really.
     
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    We have something like this here in the USA, You can abandon a baby at any hospital with no negative consequences. It prevents things like what happened in my state about 15 years ago when a person left a baby under a tree in freezing cold weather, the child died. While It's tragic for the child to be left at least there is no gap in care for the child.
     
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    BF Skinner kept his kid in a box for years.
     

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