Baby ‘dumping centre’ to open in China
Via Ninemsn, “Authorities in China have created a “baby dumping centre” where parents can anonymously abandon their children.
The secure facility, which looks like a small shed, is intended to allow mothers and fathers to give up their children in a way that protects the health of the unwanted child.
When a baby is left at the facility, an alarm is activated that alerts staff at the welfare centre about five to 10 minutes later.
“The house has constant temperature and humidity, and is equipped with an air conditioner, incubator, bed, thermometer … and some decorations,” Zhu Hong of the Nanjing Welfare Centre told the Shanghaiist.
“We do this for the sake of the baby’s lives – the parents might have to abandon them for unthinkable reasons but the children are innocent and have to be protected.”