|Insert three quarters, pull handle and drop baby down shoot.|
- Thank God the "pro-family" Indiana GOP is in charge of dropping infants down shoots into collection bins. Imagine the horror if Democrats were running the program.
- Am I the only one who thinks Western Civilization is turning into a steam pile of crap?
(BBC News) - Indiana could be the first US state to introduce baby boxes - anonymous drop-off points designed to prevent the deaths of abandoned infants.
Many states allow parents to hand over infants at public facilities, but the boxes have not been used in the US.
The boxes offer people who will not give up a child in person an alternative to abandonment or infanticide, proponents say.
But they have been criticised in Europe and Asia, where they are more common.
Elizabeth Throssell, a spokeswoman for United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, urges countries to provide family planning and other support to address the root causes of abandonments, like poverty, instead.
Other concerns over baby boxes include the need for medical care provided at safe haven sites like hospitals or police stations. The involvement of a trained professional at the point of handover can also help assess whether the mother simply needs financial support or other help.
Republican politician Casey Cox, who authored the bill, says baby boxes are a natural progression of such laws. The Indiana House overwhelmingly passed the bill this week. It is now being considered by the state senate.
Supporters of the bill hope that about one hundred boxes could be deployed by July.Read More . . . .
|And at the other end of the baby drop-off box|
You can hope for a better tomorrow,
but from here the future looks really fucked.