Thursday, September 25, 2008

Safe Haven Law

Just read an AP story about a dad in Nebraska who dropped off FIVE kids in a hospital waiting room - using this law to protect him. WOW

Lawmakers initially made this law so women who gave birth to babies and felt they couldn't do it anymore could leave the baby in a safe place without getting in trouble with the law. Makes sense - people under pressure can do bad things and innocents should not have to pay.

Apparently, when the law was under review, they changed baby to child and now we see the results. I guess if you think of some of the reasons a parent would give up the children, many would be valid. The thing with this story is, how do you get five kids and then suddenly think you can't do it any more? I guess with the way the economy is right now, it's not that hard to come up with valid circumstances - lost job, lost home, drug or alcohol abuse out of control...

Where is this society going when this kind of thing happens more and more. With five children, we're obviously not talking about a teenage accident and remorse. Guess WOW about sums it up.

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