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PostSubject: Angel Cradles/Baby Boxes   Tue 07 May 2013, 3:36 pm

Are "angel cradles" an effective way to give unwanted children a chance at life, or are do they simply mainstream child abandonment?

What are your thoughts?

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/pulseofcanada/baby-boxes-promote-child-abandonment-save-lives-164709751.html

Two Edmonton hospitals have decided to offer a haven for unwanted infants in a move that is either vastly outdated or a stroke of conscience that could save the lives of abandoned children.
The program provides parents who do not want their newborn children a place to safely and anonymously abandon them, placing the child in the hands of health care professionals without question. The project is intended to stop mothers from abandoning their children in dumpsters, or otherwise putting their lives in danger.
"The 'angel cradle' offers a safe, last resort option where a newborn can be left anonymously," Dr. Geoffrey Cundiff has said.
The Catholic group behind the project calls them "angel cradles" but others, including the UN, dismiss them less poetically as "baby boxes."
The UN's Committee on the Rights of the Child says the idea of baby boxes is outdated and simply a form of abandonment, which strips the baby of its right to know the name of its biological parents. It claims such projects have not been proven to reduce infanticide or reduce abandonment.

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PostSubject: Re: Angel Cradles/Baby Boxes   Tue 07 May 2013, 3:44 pm

I think it's a fantastic idea. There have been some high profile cases here in Edmonton, of mother's killing their babies/toddlers. Though, I think it's unconscionable, what some women will do to their children, I think in most cases it's simply a cry for help. Angel Cradles will give babies a second chance (at life), and perhaps give infertile couples a baby, they desperately want. Personally, I think it's a win/win...can't see anything wrong with the program.
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PostSubject: Re: Angel Cradles/Baby Boxes   Tue 07 May 2013, 4:21 pm

We have had that program here for sometime,Nebraska tried it and ended up putting an age limit on it because people were dropping off their teenagers.

I see it as being a valuable program in one sense,unfortunatly really young women panic when the baby is born

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PostSubject: Re: Angel Cradles/Baby Boxes   Tue 07 May 2013, 4:26 pm

yorkiemom wrote:
We have had that program here for sometime,Nebraska tried it and ended up putting an age limit on it because people were dropping off their teenagers.

I see it as being a valuable program in one sense,unfortunatly really young women panic when the baby is born

Now let's work on stopping these people from breeding children they don't want and can't take care of.

Teenagers? Laughing Now that sounds like a fantastic idea ... since some people frown on retroactive abortion.


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PostSubject: Re: Angel Cradles/Baby Boxes   Tue 07 May 2013, 4:29 pm

Would anyone believe me that I was on my way to Nebraska to drop mine off when they announced the age restriction. If only I had of left a week earlier lol

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