Europe mulls banning 'boxes' for abandoned babies - Yahoo! NewsBaby boxes are a revival of the medieval "foundling wheels," where unwanted infants were left in revolving church doors. In recent years, there has been an increase in these contraptions — also called hatches, windows or slots in some countries — and at least 11 European nations now have them, according to United Nations figures. They are technically illegal, but mostly operate in a gray zone as authorities turn a blind eye.
But they have drawn the attention of human rights advocates who think they are bad for the children and merely avoid dealing with the problems that lead to child abandonment. At a meeting last month, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child said baby boxes should be banned and is pushing that agenda to the European Parliament.
As usual, the United Nations doesn't understand the concept of how human rights work and is going to do more harm than good. I sincerely hope that the European Parliament does the right thing here and tells them to butt out of this.