February 21, 2014

Angels Unawares: Baby Box

2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. - - Hebrews 13

Up to 18 babies a month end up in pastor Lee's Baby Box, a box attached to his house for women to leave their unwanted children in.

"The babies that come here are the ones who'd otherwise die," he says. The shame of having a baby out of wedlock leaves many women feeling desperate. But some say the Baby Box encourages mothers to abandon babies without registration, slowing down the adoption process. Pastor Lee's been ordered to shut down his facility, but remains defiant: "There is nothing illegal about saving someone's life."

HT: Jewel

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 21, 2014 12:15 PM
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Thank you, Jewel.

Posted by: Leslie at February 21, 2014 12:40 PM

Can you leave your teenagers there until they turn 18?

Posted by: GoneWithTheWind at February 21, 2014 4:06 PM

In Texas, they have the Baby Moses law, where you can leave your baby at a hospital, fire station or EMS station without penalty.

Posted by: BradnSA at February 21, 2014 4:14 PM

They have places for adolescents, Brad. They're called juvenile detention, or 'joovy' for short. I put my kid in one, or at least, the state did, and I thank them for it!

Posted by: Jewel at February 21, 2014 4:55 PM

An old idea that goes at least as far back as Napoleonic France, probably farther. It's not an ideal solution to unwanted children, but certainly far better than the abortion mills.

Posted by: Grizzly at February 21, 2014 8:20 PM

Great is his reward in heaven.

Posted by: andre at February 21, 2014 8:51 PM

Great is his reward in heaven.

Posted by: andre at February 21, 2014 8:51 PM

Wasn't Quasimodo placed in the cradle before Notre Dame?

Posted by: Mikey NTH at February 21, 2014 9:10 PM

"Great is his reward in heaven."

Yes. He's doing God's work. He couldn't deserve any less.

Posted by: newton at February 24, 2014 9:23 AM