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Friday, February 23, 2007

 

Baby with a beating heart: the disturbing models of dead babies

‘It seems so innocuous: a baby doll, the very image of an innocent childhood plaything.

But, in a morbid and disturbing twist, there has been a surge in sales of “reborns”: lifelike dolls with beating hearts, hair, and even tiny veins, which are specially constructed replicas sold to the mourning parents of dead babies.

The dolls are being sold by the hundreds on eBay!, often marketed as a way for grieving parents to move on.’




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