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  1. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    more american quick fix garbage, when will it end?
    most states have a safe haven for babies
    Nebraska decides it's a safe haven for kids up to age 19

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,409262,00.html

    Nebraska Safe-Haven Law Permits Parents to Abandon Teens

    Friday, August 22, 2008
    Associated Press

    OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska's new safe-haven law allowing parents to abandon unwanted children at hospitals with no questions asked is unique in a significant way: It goes beyond babies and potentially permits the abandonment of anyone under 19.

    While lawmakers may not have intended it, the month-old law raises the possibility that frustrated parents could drop off misbehaving teens or even severely disabled older children with impunity.

    "Whether the kid is disabled or unruly or just being a hormonal teenager, the state is saying: 'Hey, we have a really easy option for you,"' said Adam Pertman, executive director of a New York adoption institute and a frequent critic of safe-haven laws.

    click link for rest of story.

    the future is slowing but surely falling into place

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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    update

    click for story: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,428022,00.html

    i originally posted this story wondering where do these children go. There is already a high volume of foster kids in the system. Will other states import
    this type of "safe haven" law.

    Nobody has an opinion on this? This is more of the family breakdown in
    amerikkka, under the guise of "safe haven".:thinking:


    11 Children, Including Family of 9, Abandoned

    Thursday, September 25, 2008

    OMAHA, Neb. — Eleven children ranging in age from 1 to 17 were left at hospitals Wednesday under Nebraska's unique safe haven law, which allows caregivers to abandon youngsters as old as 19 without fear of prosecution.

    Nine of the children came from one family. The six boys and three girls were left by their father, who was not identified, at Creighton University Medical Center's emergency room. Unrelated boys ages 11 and 15 also were surrendered Wednesday at Immanuel Medical Center.

    The law, which went into effect in July, initially was intended to protect infants. In a compromise with senators worried about arbitrary age limits, the measure was expanded to include the word "child," which wasn't defined. Some have interpreted this to mean anyone under the age of 19.

    At least 14 children have been abandoned under the state's safe haven law since it took effect.

    Todd Landry, director of Health and Human Services' division of Children and Family Services, said that in nearly every case, the parents who left their children felt overwhelmed and had decided they didn't want to be parents anymore. None of the kids dropped off so far has been in danger, Landry said.
     
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