Monday, October 20, 2008

Nebraska's Safe Haven Law - Controversies

Images Nebraska's "safe-haven" law which allows parents to abandon children at hospitals without being prosecuted has been garnering lots of news.   The reason?  While other states have similar laws, other states also have an age-limit.  Nebraska's law does not.  So parents can abandon their teenagers - no need for a "person in need of supervision" or other proceeding. 

Legislators are supposedly going to close the "loophole."

New stories in CBS, USA Today, The New York Times, and a great overview from the Omaha World-Herald.

RR

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