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Thursday, 29 April 2010

A Sad, Good News Story in Vancouver

A very sad 'good' news story in downtown Vancouver as St. Paul's Hospital announced that they are opening a "drop off slot" for unwanted babies at their ER.

I say 'good' news because in the past year police have found three dead babies in Vancouver (here, here, here), goodness knows how many have been disposed of and never discovered.

The first time I saw a site like this was a couple of years ago in Texas. I snapped the above pic on a fire station in Austin.

In 1999 Texas was the first state to create a safe haven law and associated program for unwanted babies dubbed the Baby Moses Project. All 50 have some sort of program in place now.

According to Texas Representative Morrison's website the program is responsible for saving almost 100 babies in her state.

Related
Q and A for mothers in Lancaster, TX
B.C. Hospitals unveil program ... Canadian Press

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