Nebraska's Safe-Haven Law

Reply Wed 29 Oct, 2008 06:05 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Seems like a fine law to me. Kids don't belong with parents who don't want them, and I think it's a fine idea to provide an safety net for the children's sake.

Nebraska, seems as good of spot as any... but I'd like to see it happen in all 50 states. I know people fear the separation issue; but I've always thought the Catholic Church was well suited for this kind of thing.
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Reply Wed 29 Oct, 2008 06:07 pm
Diane wrote:
The story about Nebraska's poorly written law is only a small example of what happens to children when they are no longer wanted.

Anyone consider the possibility that the law was intentionally written to encourage out-of-state parents to abandon their kids in Nebraska? I mean, how else are they going to convince anyone to move there?
Reply Wed 29 Oct, 2008 06:16 pm
You got a point, Joe.
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Reply Fri 21 Nov, 2008 07:36 pm
Meeting in a special session this week, Nebraska lawmakers limited their controversial safe haven law to cover only infants up to 30 days old. So-called safe haven laws try to prevent babies from being abandoned by allowing people to leave them in a safe place without fear of prosecution. But Nebraska's law, passed last spring, contained no age limit, which led to some unexpected " and unwelcome " results.
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Reply Sat 22 Nov, 2008 12:04 am
I find the topic interesting, i just haven't commented because i have no solution to offer.
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