The ruota degli esposti, the revolving crib that graced the walls of hospitals centuries ago, where desperate women could leave their newborn infants, was used last night in Milan.
In the 21st century once again women are reduced to this.
The boy was well cared-for, dressed in a thin white shift and wrapped in a light cover. Beside him were three freshly laundered baby-grows and a feeding-bottle of mother's milk. He is a week old.
It would make Angels weep. It does.