Saturday, November 15, 2008

Nebraska's safe haven law for "dumpster babies" goes awry...

With the best intentions in the world, Nebraska lawmakers wanted to prevent harm coming to unwanted babies abandoned by their parents, the so-called "dumpster babies". 

So, following other US states, they voted for a "safe haven" law. 

They passed the briefest of legislation - just two sentences - protecting parents from prosecution if they left a child at a designated hospital. 

But it was that single word "child" which had unexpected consequences for them. More...

See also:

  1. China: baby born with 16 toes!!!
  2. China: man cuts off 12-year-old son's penis.
  3. Babies being abandoned in South Africa due to rising costs...
  4. WTF! They throw babies from roofs in India!!
  5. WTF! Babies dumped "because they were girls..."

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