Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Frozen Babies

Babies from poor eastern regions, seem to be getting frozen, or burying them in flower pots, buckets and fish tanks by their mothers who can not afford to look after the child

One mother in the eastern town of Brieskow-Finkenheerd was sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing eight of her babies

Another mother a 44-year-old woman from Germany is on suspicion of killing three of her babies and storing their corpses in the family freezer, one of the babies had newspapers near dated December 1988, the babies where found by two of the woman's three children after they stumbled upon a plastic bag containing one of the bodies while there where searching for a pizza in the deep freezer

In France police detained a French couple after the body of a newborn baby was found in their freezer.
the fourth such case of apparent infanticide to come to light in France in the past two years.

In Germany, in an attempt to save the babies lives, some clinics have installed hatches where desperate mothers can leave unwanted babies anonymously.