Nebraska set to change controversial safe haven law
CNN, November 21, 2008
Nebraska lawmakers met in an emergency session this week to change their safe-haven law by restricting the age under which a child can be dropped off at a hospital without the parents being prosecuted. The current version of the law did not have an age limit, but was intended to allow parents to hand over an infant anonymously to a hospital without being prosecuted. The problem? Since the law was enacted in September, 35 children have been dropped off at hospitals but only six have been less than 10 years of age.