Skip to comments.Spread of 'baby boxes' in Europe alarms United Nations (UN wants more abortions)
Posted on 06/12/2012 3:48:49 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue
The United Nations is increasingly concerned at the spread in Europe of "baby boxes" where infants can be secretly abandoned by parents, warning that the practice "contravenes the right of the child to be known and cared for by his or her parents", the Guardian has learned.
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, which reports on how well governments respect and protect children's human rights, is alarmed at the prevalence of the hatches usually outside a hospital which allow unwanted newborns to be left in boxes with an alarm or bell to summon a carer.
The committee, a group of 18 international human rights experts based in Geneva, says that while "foundling wheels" and baby hatches had disappeared from Europe in the last century, almost 200 have been installed across the continent in the past decade in nations as diverse as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic and Latvia. Since 2000, more than 400 children have been abandoned in the hatches, with faith groups and right-wing politicians spearheading the revival in the controversial practice.
Their proponents draw on the language of the pro-life lobby and claim the baby boxes "protect a child's right to life" and have saved "hundreds of newborns". There are differing opinions on this key social issue across Europe. In France and Holland women have the right to remain anonymous to their babies after giving birth, while in the UK it remains a crime to secretly abandon a child.
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I’m no longer surprised at anything that takes place in a civilization that abandons God.
What EU nonsense.
To think that these politicians would grant a "right" to an infant to know its parents and be cared for by them. Now, that would certainly be the preferred situation, of course. But how can you make it a right?
They're "distressed" by these abandoned babies and would much prefer that the situation had been avoided long (or not so long, actually) before birth.
If you know what I mean.
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Alternate Title: “UN Demands Return to the Days of Dumping Unwanted Babies in Rubbish Bins”
In the eyes of the UN, an infanticide denied is an opportunity lost.
If abortion is ever justified it would be that of the UN.
That's only if the parents haven't decided to abort the baby.
Does this UN convention also prohibit closed adoptions?