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A Postbox For Newborn Babies ..
It is a practise accepted in Germany, yet it is illegal.

It looks like a laundry hatch, but open it and inside is a cosy, lighted and heated cubicle. The sign reads ‘Babywiege’, the German word for a cradle.
A tactful name for a steel box where newborn babies can be abandoned in complete anonymity and privacy at the Waldfriede Hospital, Berlin.
The ‘baby hatch’ is lined with a cheerful yellow baby changing-mat and a soft embroidered blanket. Once the steel door closes, it cannot be opened again. A sensor is triggered by the baby’s movement. An arrival is recorded by a small video camera in the corner of the box, and an alarm goes off within the hospital.
The future of a vulnerable new life is now out of the hands of its parents.
It is 2012 and this is Germany, one of Europe’s strongest economies, yet the medieval phenomenon of foundlings – abandoned newborns – is on the rise.
The first devices for foundlings were used in 12th Century Italy.
At the time, the Catholic Church decreed that women could abandon their children in secret rather than kill them.
The practise spread across Europe and continued until the 19th Century.
Now it has resurfaced around the world.
Baby boxes are supported by many religious conservatives, most notably in the US, where the abandonment of newborns in this way is not illegal.
A baby hatch opened in Hamburg in 2000 and since then more than 200 have opened across Germany, providing a place for babies to be abandoned.
( An extract from an article by Edna Fernandes, Review magazine, 08.07.2012 )

This Could Be Your Daughter ..
If you want to know what a society is really like, you should not judge it by the sort of thing that becomes a scandal.
You should judge it by the sort of thing that does not become a scandal.
The almighty authorities of this country, backed by Parliament, and ultimately by the force of fines, police and prisons, are now forcing their tawdry sexual standards on an entire generation. They involve the deliberate violation of innocence, the undermining of family life, and the subversion of parental authority.
Schoolgirls as young as 13 are being given contraceptive injections and implants without their parents’ knowledge, hundreds of them actually in schools, thousands more in ‘clinics’. Aren’t our children supposed to be safe from predators in schools?
Not when the State is the predator, cynically grooming vulnerable children for illegal sex. ‘Patient confidentiality’ forbids nurses from asking parents’ leave beforehand, or from telling them afterwards. This could be happening to your daughter or granddaughter, now, and you would never know.
The age of consent for sexual intercourse is still 16. Why are those involved not being prosecuted for incitement to break the law, or for aiding and abetting crimes ?
Simple. The liberal State approves. And it will get worse.
And in the end nothing is wrong any more. It is only ‘inappropriate’, a shifting boundary that alters with fashions and our growing tolerance of what would once have shocked us. The general view of our governors is that if it is even a little bit hard to prevent any moral ill, they will give up the struggle. In their perverted, Babylonian way, the authorities have decided that the only bad thing about sex is that it leads to babies. They don’t care about the emotional misery and betrayal of the exploited young. So as long as they can prevent conception, or obliterate it later with ‘morning-after pills’ and mass slaughter of the unborn, then they believe they are acting responsibly. This is the morality of the brothel-keeper throughout the ages.
When the Government and the law behave like this, what is the good citizen to do?
Where is he or she to turn?
( Peter Hitchens )

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