Indiana could be the first state to allow the use of baby boxes in an attempt to prevent the abandonments of newborn babies.
The box is a metal newborn baby incubator and is meant to save an abandoned newbornâ€™s life. The box could start showing up at hospitals, fire stations, churches and selected nonprofits if the bill passes. The box would give mothers in crisis a safe r way to surrender their child anonymously.
The bill is a natural progression of the â€śsafe havenâ€ť laws that exist in every state in the country, Republican state Rep. Casey Cox told The Associated Press. Those laws give parents a legal way to surrender newborns at hospitals and other facilities without fear of prosecution....
Dolores wrote: Jessica, I agree. In our town we have a Homeless Shelter that people can give support to with their gifts of food, money or clothing. We have a Battered Woman's Shelter and a van that brings them and their children tto church and could go on and on but I said all that to say this.
the homeless can be brought into our homes as the Lord leads.
Jessica, I agree. In our town we have a Homeless Shelter that people can give support to with their gifts of food, money or clothing. We have a Battered Woman's Shelter and a van that brings them and their children tto church and could go on and on but I said all that to say this. Here we have a place that homeless people gather and live. We had some really unusual weather last week with snow and ice and really cold. A homelss woman died down there under the bridge where they gather. They think she died from exposure to the weather. Her body has been sent to Litter Rock but haven't heard anything yet. Very sad but what else can you do for them? Just hope this will at least save some babies.
Since 1,400 children have been found illegally abandoned in Indiana since 1999, I would have to agree that this program is necessary.
According to the article: "Critics say the boxes do nothing to address poverty and other societal issues that contribute to unwanted newborns." Yet not having the boxes potentially puts newborns at risk. Moreover, just because mothers may use these boxes, may not equal to newborns being "unwanted." Moses' mother found herself in a situation where she put her baby (Moses) into a water-proof basket and put it/him in the reeds in the water by the banks of a river. Moses' life was saved through the heroic act of his mother, and I have no doubt that this will/has been the case with other women.
As for addressing the needs of the poor, I look to the Words of our Lord Jesus: "[Y]ou always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them."
Give to food banks, soup kitchens, and other ministries whenever God places a cheerful urge to give to the poor on your hearts - peace!
[URL=http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+2%3A+1-10&version=ESV]]] Exodus 2:1-10 English Standard Version (ESV)[/URL]
It's preferable than having mothers dumping them in a ditch somewhere or selling them off to who knows what fate.
Another reason to support such ideas as,
[URL=http://www.crosswalk.com/print/11702543/]]]The Ridiculous Grace of Adoption[/URL] The above an interesting story, below an organization to check out. [URL=http://birthright.org/philo.htm]]]Birthright International[/URL].