Monday, September 15, 2008

Oliver 2008!

The state of Nebraska's safe haven law took effect in July and, this week-end, the first kids were turned in to hospitals under this law. In one case, a 44-year old woman turned in her 15-year old nephew because she couldn't handle his behavioral problems. The other child, also turned in due to behavioral issues, is an 11-year old boy turned over to a hospital in Omaha by his mother.

The actual intent of the law was to introduced to protect infants at imminent risk of harm and, people have expressed concerns about the possibility of parents/guardians using the lack of definition of "child" in the law to shirk their responsibilities. Considering the state of the economy (A-OK according to McCain) otherwise kids of strapped families may need to fear any sudden trip to the cornhusker state.


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