China expands abandoned baby hatch scheme


The Chinese authorities have set up 25 “baby hatches” across the country to allow parents to safely abandon their unwanted infants.They plan to establish many more over the coming months, despite criticism that they could encourage people to give up their babies.The hatches, which consist of an incubator and a delayed alarm, increase the chances of a baby surviving.Most of those abandoned have disabilities or serious illnesses.


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