Safe Haven Law...baby boy dropped off...

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Safe Haven Law...baby boy dropped off...
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Wed, 02-13-2008 - 12:01pm






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Baby Surrendered at Sacramento Fire Station

Written by Jason Kobely, Internet News Producer
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Sat, 02-16-2008 - 7:32pm
I was very pleased by the way our local media praised the unknown woman who dropped her child off.

Ella Grayce

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Fri, 02-15-2008 - 12:23pm
I agree. :)
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Fri, 02-15-2008 - 10:15am

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Great point!!

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Registered: 06-03-2007
Fri, 02-15-2008 - 10:09am

I think it's generally an easier format for folks when we paste the content in. Also, it keeps the info for posterity! Many of these news links are taken down or made unavailable after a number of days.

re: the content - I completely support safe haven laws and think they should indeed be widely (and tasetefully) publicized, but honestly they are very unsatisfying. It still represents a last-minute sense of desperation on the part of the mother. I'd much prefer the world in which she was able to assess her readiness for parenting earlier in the pregnancy and either make an adoption plan ahead of time or get access to the support she realizes she needs. I mean, I know there will always be situations which change at the last minute but I feel a lot of these safe haven laws are aimed at the women who aren't even admitting they are pregnant, or who have other big social problems around the pregnancy such as its other people that want her to keep it, not her. I'd like to see all of that solved earlier.

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Fri, 02-15-2008 - 9:03am

Nelly!!

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Registered: 06-09-2003
Thu, 02-14-2008 - 6:22pm

Hey Sue! How are you!?!

I'm having a hard time finding the article, but I wanted to add that I completely agree with the PPs about advertising this more (and definitely not like it was advertised in the ER). The only place I've ever heard of Safe Haven laws were in the news (TV or newspaper) and I don't think the target audience is generally avid news watchers/readers (teens, etc.). Posters and pamphlets (of a more sensitive nature) really need to be distributed in the high/jr. high schools and hangouts (maybe in bathrooms? I don't mean this sarcastically, I just think it would be a good place that a woman/teen could get or take the info in a private manner).

Ahhh...speaking of babies...mine is crying- gotta go

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Registered: 01-07-2007
Thu, 02-14-2008 - 4:19pm
Eww, I agree with you, that was not appropriate.
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Thu, 02-14-2008 - 3:44pm

As an aside:

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Thu, 02-14-2008 - 8:03am

I agree with you about advertising more.

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Wed, 02-13-2008 - 9:44pm
We actually had two save haven babies dropped off at the same hospital within a couple weeks of each other a few months ago.

Ella Grayce

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