ABANDONED CHILDREN: TIME TO STOP TALKIN’- RISE UP!

239934900-15091840‘Babies born in ancient Greece often had a difficult time surviving. Many died in the first couple days of life; therefore, babies did not receive names until the seventh or tenth day of life. If a baby was born deformed, it might have been abandoned on a mountain (female babies were abandoned more often than males). Sometimes abandoned babies were rescued and brought up as slaves by another family’ (historylink101.com).

The rise in the abandonment of infants across Europe is most visible in the spread of “baby hatches” or “boxes” across Europe, where unwanted infants are left anonymously.

The phenomenon was previously more prevalent among immigrants, but it is becoming more widespread among financially desperate members of the local population.

The hatches are sensor-activated so when a baby is placed, an alarm is activated and a carer comes to collect the child. Despite the practice being widely viewed as contravening the 1953 European Convention on Human Rights, of the 27 EU member countries, 11 countries still have “baby hatches” in operation, including Germany, Italy and Portugal’ (cnbc.com).

‘George Protopapas, National Director of the charity’s Greek division said that parents already struggling with keeping a roof over their heads are now barely managing to keep their children clothed and fed, if at all.

Protopapas cited the example of a four-year old child left at a nursery by her mother with a note that read: “I will not be coming to pick up Anna today because I cannot afford to look after her. Please take good care of her. Sorry” (cnbc.com).

Don’t you know
They’re talkin’ bout a revolution
It sounds like a whisper
Don’t you know
They’re talkin’ about a revolution
It sounds like a whisper
While they’re standing in the welfare lines
Crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation
Wasting time in the unemployment lines
Sitting around waiting for a promotion

Poor people gonna rise up
And get their share
Poor people gonna rise up
And take what’s theirs

Don’t you know
You better run, run, run
Oh I said you better
Run, run, run

Finally the tables are starting to turn
Talkin’ bout a revolution
Yes finally the table has started to turn
talking ’bout a revolution … (Tracy Chapman).

TIME TO STOP TALKIN’

RISE UP!

MAKE THEM RUN!

WHAT TYPE OF A WORLD IS IT IN WHICH MOTHERS HAVE TO ABANDON THEIR CHILDREN?

WHAT TYPE OF COWARDS ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN?

RISE UP!

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About leninnightingale

A nurse who for decades challenged the nursing establishment, echoing the voices of the silent many- the downtrodden nurses, students, care assistants, patients, and relatives that the 'system' overlooks. This site will present issues that many fear to engage in, prefering to believe what they are told by the Government's 'Ministry of Truth' (i.e. 'Lies').
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One Response to ABANDONED CHILDREN: TIME TO STOP TALKIN’- RISE UP!

  1. Carol Dimon says:

    Beautiful song Tracy Chapman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGmHpn-prd0
    What hope for any type of care if we cannot care for children? Or should I say- at least ahatch exists??
    How much less of a slice of bread will individuals accept before uprising?
    How much power do we assign to money – that does not actually exist?
    Thanks Lenin- for raising another hidden issue.

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