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.