Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Abandoned Czech Baby Is 11th Placed in Special "Babybox"


Prague - Today another Czech newborn was abandoned by placing it in a special "Babybox" mounted in the wall of the GynCentrum in the Prague neighborhood of Hloubetin, bringing the total of such cases in the Czech Republic to 11 since the project was started about two and a half years ago by the Statim Foundation. The history of similar projects is a long one, dating back at least to 1198. Pope Innocent III decreed that baby hatches should be installed in homes for foundlings in Italy so that a woman could leave her child in secret instead of killing it, since such cases were common at the time. (sources: novinky.cz, www.babybox.cz, wikipedia.com)

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