Photo Gallery: Battening Down the Hatches

Photo Gallery: Battening Down the Hatches

Foto: Boris Roessler/ picture alliance / dpa

Abandoning Newborns Do Baby Hatches Really Save Lives?

Germany has over 80 so-called baby hatches, where mothers can anonymously give up their children for adoption. But there is disagreement over whether the facilities help save lives, or if they actually give women the idea of dumping their newborns. Now the government is trying to regulate the legal gray area.
Von Matthias Bartsch, Catalina Schröder und Antje Windmann
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein