I don’t think I could pick just one adjective to describe this story. Scary. Sad. Travesty. Sick.
Thankfully, Nebraska lawmakers are trying to rescind the law that makes it legal for parents to drop [read: desert] their teenagers at any local hospital. A father flew in his kid from Florida. In all, 34 kids have been dropped off. The law, intended to protect parents dropping off infants for adoption, hasn’t helped a single infant.
It will take at least a week for lawmakers to work through the process of changing the law. Until then, they just have to hope that they can put a stop to this.
Sen. Tom White:
“What you’ve seen is an extraordinary cry for help from people all across the country,” White said. “Nebraska can’t afford to take care of all of them. Nebraska would like to be able to, but they know that we can’t so we are going to have to change the law.”