Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Baby Box

Recently the first "Baby Box" opened in Japan (in Kumamoto).

What is a Baby Box, you ask? Well, sadly, it is a place for people to put their unwanted babies. I guess they have a similar system in Germany, from which this was modeled.

Is this a good or bad thing? I feel torn: on the one hand, it may be a positive alternate to having an abortion or abandonment. On the other hand, will this encourage people to "discard" their children?

Well, abandoned or not, God loves all children. As Jesus put it, "...it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish." (Matthew 18:14)


xiangdai said...

Wow, I never heard of a Baby Box... pretty sad ne.. the parents doesn't want their babies...


Anonymous said...

Where did you guys hear about this? I guess it'll open up doors for more adoptions, though. I think it is a much better alternative than abortion. There's still a chance for life! God bless you guys.

The Pallmanns said...

It was in the newspaper.

See http://www.asahi.com/english/Herald-asahi/TKY200705110091.html

Or for a sad story of an abandoned 3 year old: http://www.asahi.com/english/Herald-asahi/TKY200705160085.html

Yeah, hopefully it will save some lives or lead to more adoptions.