Saturday, February 28, 2009
I took these pics at a local church. For those who don't know what it is, its a safe place to dump unwanted babies. As you can see, there is a big notice on the outside wall to alert possible "customers" to its presence: around the corner is the actual little door to be opened to deposit the baby inside. Complete with details about what to do and how it works (if you click on the pic, you can read the writing) It is rigged up so that the baby will be fetched within 3 minutes of being left. I don't know if these baby safes are found all over the world or whether we in SA, have the dubious distiction of being the only country to need them. I'm torn between two emotions - well, I have lots - but two main ones: 1. I'm so grateful that someone is doing more than shouting about abortion and is giving trapped people a way out that does not involve killing their babies. And that those children will grow up having a chance in life because someone will take care of them. And then: 2. What sort of world are we living in that needs a "bin" for thrown away babies?