A difficult decision.
June 26, 2012 9:49 AM Subscribe
"Boxes where parents can leave an unwanted baby
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, common in medieval Europe, have been making a comeback over the last 10 years. Supporters say a heated box, monitored by nurses, is better for babies than abandonment on the street - but the UN says it violates the rights of the child."
There are more arguments than just that it may "violate the rights of the child." From the article: "The critics say that baby boxes may be used by unscrupulous fathers or even controllers of prostitutes to put pressure on mothers to dispose of an unwanted baby."
In the US, there are Safe Haven laws
where the mother drops the infant off in person but does not have to give any information. From the Safe Haven site: ""Baby Safe Haven" laws or infant abandonment laws were created to remove the potential for prosecution so long as children were given unharmed and given to proper authorities. Since the first law was adopted in Texas in 1999, each state across the US has enacted a Safe Haven law. While each state's law is different, they all ensure the safety of newborn infants and the protection of parents who decide to properly relinquish their child."