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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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Baby Hatches

In medieval Europe, mothers unable to care for their babies could leave them in a foundling wheel, typically a revolving cylinder lodged in a church or orphanage wall. Today, many countries continue to offer mothers the ability to safely and anonymously abandon their babies in much the same way. Modern baby hatches consist of a door in a hospital's outer wall that opens onto an infant bed. When a baby is deposited, an alarm sounds, alerting caretakers. Why are some opposed to the hatch system? More...
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