Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Better to curse the darkness than to light a candle

At least if you work at the UN, that is:
In numerous European countries, baby hatches or "boxes" allow mothers to safely and anonymously abandon unwanted newborns. But now, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is pushing to eliminate the boxes across the Continent, igniting a controversy over a measure many see as potentially saving babies' lives.

The UNCRC claims baby boxes violate children's right to identify their parents and maintain personal relations with them.
I don't recall such a right? And presumably one would like to be alive and not know his parent?

Also it's an odd position to take, given the various people arguing that children are the responsibility of the state and so the state should prevent parents from corrupting their children with various religious ideas.

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