The 1st baby hatch was set up in Petaling Jaya for mothers to leave their unwanted babies for adoption (TheStar). I applaud the move by OrphanCARE to save the lives of these abandoned babies & provide hope that they would be cared for in a loving home.
I'm shocked, however, by comments by some Malaysians that this step would encourage youths to have unprotected sex & it doesn't solve the problem of the rising number of teens having premarital sex. What do you guys want, actually? Problem isn't really the number of teens fooling around; the hatch was set up to save abandoned babies from a certain death.
I wish more Malaysians would be supportive of caring & positive acts to aid our society.
- Had YOU been willing to talk to your children about sex;
- Had YOU been willing to teach them about protection;
- Had YOU been willing to offer support when they needed it most;
- Had YOU been willing to put aside old-fashioned values to solve a modern problem;
We wouldn't have to set up a baby hatch in the first place.
I'm glad & proud that MY parents were willing to talk to me & my sisters like adults & teach us the importance of being responsible. I know if I have an unwanted pregnancy, I can talk to my parents & work out the solution. I wish more parents out there would be like mine.
The life we have to guard the most is the child because it's not his/her fault that he/she was brought into this world under such controversial circumstances. The baby hatch is a small step for us to redeem ourselves.