Sunday, November 16, 2008

Unintended results

I am not sure where the economics are in this story from Nebraska, but I am sure there must be some. Nebraska may alter their safe-haven law that allows parents to abandon children at hospitals. More than half of the children abandoned have been teenagers.

If people find it necessary to abandon teenagers, maybe there is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. The article concludes:
"These are largely families at a point of incredible desperation," said Wayne Sensor, chief executive of Alegent Health. "They aren't bad parents or bad kids. They simply don't know what services are available out there."

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