"Updating an old way to leave the baby on the doorstep"

February 28, 2007 6:03am CST
This morning I took a look on the "New York Times" and I found a new about my country (Italia), the title of this article is: "Updating an old way to leave the baby on the doorstep" and the URL to read the whole article buy Elisabetta Povoledo is: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/28/world/europe/28rome.html This is the beginning of the article: ROME, Feb. 27 — In the Middle Ages, new mothers in Rome could abandon their unwanted babies in a “foundling wheel” — a revolving wooden barrel lodged in a wall, often in a convent, that allowed women to deposit their offspring without being seen. Now a Rome hospital, the Casilino Polyclinic, has introduced a technologically advanced version of the foundling wheel — not at all a wheel but very much like an A.T.M. booth. For the first time a new mother left her baby there on Saturday night, and on Monday the child, a boy about 3 months old, was doing well, said Dr. Piermichele Paolillo, who directs the neonatal unit at the hospital. My question is: What do you think? And yet, do you have something like this in your country?
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@Perry2007 (2229)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
No, we do not have that. Most of the parents here will hardly do that.
• Italy
28 Feb 07
Well, thank you for your respose, but.... excuse me, what's your country?
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I think it is very good idea. This is the way to go in today's world. It is very safe for the baby and shame free for young mothers. The question why mothers are willing to do it still remained.