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30min itsjustjoy1
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itsjustjoy1 Couldn't think of a better way to celebrate that I filed my taxes lol #churches #singlemom 30min

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32min _mommypage
Normal A One Stop Spot For Moms
_mommypage Indiana may be the first state to take the “safe haven” law a step further by offering life-saving newborn incubators outside of #hospitals, #firestations, #churches, and selected #nonprofit organizations.

The metal black containers, commonly referred to as #babyboxes, actually became popular in convents during the medieval times. #Mothers who couldn’t care for their #newborns could leave their #infants in these drop boxes and know they would be taken care of.

Modern-day versions of these #baby boxes can be seen throughout parts of #Europe and #Asia, but this is the first time they have been seriously considered in the U.S.

Supporters of these boxes believe they can provide a safe zone for new moms who feel like they have nowhere else to turn. It would be especially helpful for #mothers considering #abandonment, or even infanticide.

However, critics say the boxes would make it too easy for #parents to abandon their #children before considering their other options.

Dawn Geras, president of the Save the Abandoned #Babies Foundation in Chicago, said one of the greatest concerns with the boxes is that these mothers generally need some kind of medical attention.

A better approach, she says, is for #states to spend more money on their existing laws to help scared moms figure out how they can handle #motherhood, financially and emotionally.

Monica Kelsey, a Woodburn, Indiana, firefighter and medic who is president of Safe Haven Baby Boxes Inc., says the baby boxes aren’t meant to bypass existing laws—they’re put in place to help mothers in crisis make sure their newborns are safe.

If the baby box bill passes, these incubators should be viewed as a last resort for desperate parents. A company in Fort Wayne is developing a prototype of the box, which would set off an alarm when opened and a second alarm if weight is placed inside. The boxes would also have a silent alarm button inside that new mothers could press for help.

Do you think this is a good idea? Let us know in the comments!
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erikgman476 Was bored and decided to goof off and edit some of my photos and thought this looked cool. Here's another photo of St. Rupert's Church (German: Ruprechtskirche) which is considered to be the oldest church in Vienna. #Vienna #Austria #wanderlust #architecture #churches #passionarchitecture #selectivecolor #bored 36min

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ryoji_the_ruler #churches chicken nigga 59 pieces for $1.42 37min

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58min violanta7
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violanta7 The beauty of Ukraine #Kyiv #city #square #churches #orthodox 58min

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mangotours Visit #Iloilo to taste its oceanic bounties, snack on the sweets and visit some #churches! Check out our #tour #package on MangoTours.com or call our US toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA (626452). #Philippines #travel #Visayas #destination #MangoTours #MangoToursOfficial #trip 1h

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kathybondyfessler Looks like spring to me. 6h

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thebeehiverome Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche - Holy Cross Church built in the late 1800's destroyed by bombing in WWII and rebuilt in various stages from the '50's through the '90's. #churches #berlin #germany 2h

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aili0li Cold and windy (and probably miserable for many) was the day but then the sun came out at dusk. This cathedral was one of those that stuck in the memory and caused plenty of neck aches (lots to see high up in the rafters). #Florence #Firenze #churches #Duomo #SantaMariadelFiore #cathedral #beautiful #iconic #Gothicstyle #Medieval #GothicRevival #marble #Giotto'sCampanile #Giotto'sbelltower #Tuscany #Toscana 2h

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i_am_freethinking Picture unrelated to atheism* but one thing that's been on my mind lately and thought I'd dump it on you guys lol. It's funny when a theist (Particularly american christians) will say "Why don't you leave us Christians alone? Us believing doesn't hurt you." Which is ludicrous to me, yes, some antitheists are completely against religion, I myself am simply against legislature being passed that favors certain religions/belief systems in America. Such as gay rights, polygamy, churches not having to pay taxes, laws not allowing atheists to hold office and many more. These things bother me, there's nothing wrong with you believing in your God, have fun with that, I hope you live a Long and fulfilling life, but, don't tell me how to live simply because it doesn't agree with your belief system. (Sorry just had to let my brain take a shit on you guys) #Atheism #Atheists #atheistic #agnostic #christian #churches #america #secular #secularist #secularamerica #SeperationOfChurchAndState #Godless #beliefs #LackOfBeliefs 3h

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