Help needed for mothers who want to abandon their newborns, say advocates
It's a sad fact that every year in Canada, mothers who can't care for their newborn infants abandon them in places where they are left to die.
But some are trying to change that and ensure that all unwanted babies survive. They're pushing for laws encouraging women to abandon their babies in safe places with no questions asked.
At St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, there's a different option called an Angel's Cradle. It's a small door outside the hospital emergency department that houses a crib and blanket. Once the baby is left there and the door is closed, hospital staff are alerted with an alarm one minute later.
Angela Mulholland reports