“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Friday, November 14, 2008

Safe Haven's are garbage bins for children

The Law of Unintended Consequences strikes again......

OMAHA, Nebraska (CNN) -- Nebraska officials said they're concerned about an apparent rush by parents to drop their teenage children off at hospitals before lawmakers change the state's troubled "safe haven" law.

The latest cases came on the eve of a special session of the Legislature on Friday to add an age limit to the law. On Thursday, a boy, 14, and his 17-year-old sister were dropped off at an Omaha hospital; the girl ran away from the hospital, officials said. A 5-year-old boy was left by his mother at a different hospital, officials said.

The day before, a father flew in from Miami, Florida, to leave his teenage son at a hospital, officials said.

Nebraska's safe haven law was intended to allow parents to hand over an infant anonymously to a hospital without being prosecuted. Of the 34 children who have been dropped off at hospitals, officials said not one has been an infant.

All but six have been older than 10, according to a Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services analysis.

What half-witted Nebraskan neglected to include an age limit for the child being left at the haven? If your teenage daughter got knocked up at a party and wants to give the baby up, fine, I can see that I guess, but you can't just abandon your teenager.

"Flew in from Miami to leave his teenager"......are you frickin' kidding me?

You just hope there's some kind of street-justice in a world that allows this sort of thing. Justice by which the kid grows up, hunts down the degenerate parent that abandoned him, and bashes their head in with a bat.


Michael said...

I'm amazed. I actually find it amusing though for some reason. You have to wonder, what could 28, 10+ year old kids have done that their parents just flat out abandoned them? You'd think either A-the kids had built up enough love over the last ten years or so that one mistake wouldn't end their life with their parents, or B-the parents would be smart enough to realize that the kids at that point can actually get around on their own. I think most 10+ year olds could get enough money to buy a plane ticket back home and rent a cab the rest of the way home to bash their former parents with a baseball bat. All you need is an adress. Furthermore, what is Nebraska thinking?! They should probably consider amending this law at some point. O yeah and I wonder how awkward that plane flight from Miami was knowing your about to be abandoned?

Tracie said...

I saw this on the news. Some idiot was blabbering "don't judge me, you don't understand".. or something like that. Stupid, lazy people.
This goes along with my opinion on the Tytler cycle. Parents don't raise their own children anymore - daycares and schools do most of that. Parents are required to do so little for their own kids.