Monday, October 13, 2008

More Proof Nebraska's Safe Haven Law Sucks

Under Nebraska state safe haven law parents can drop off Children as old as 19. Now people are coming from out of state to unload their kids

OMAHA, Neb. - Nebraska officials say a Michigan mom drove roughly 12 hours to Omaha, so she could abandon her 13-year-old son under the state's unique safe-haven law.

Todd Landry with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said Monday afternoon that he's not sure whether the family tried to get help in Michigan before deciding to abandon the boy.

Landry says there was no sign the boy was in immediate danger. The family also doesn't appear to have any ties to Nebraska.

The boy from the Detroit area is the second teenager from outside Nebraska and 18th child overall abandoned in the state since the law took effect in July.

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