Log In Sign Up

Safe Haven Laws


Forum: Heated Debates

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Heated Debates LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
May 14th, 2007, 09:32 PM
mommyKathyX3
Guest
Posts: n/a
Recently here there was a story about a lady who found a newborn (under 24 hrs old) wrapped up with umbillical cord still attatched laying next to a dumpster abandonded. If there was safe haven laws here this would have NEVER happened I really think! Why I say that is that if the mother didnt care about what happened to the baby she would have put it IN the dumpster or put it somewhere that is not nearly as populated, but she didnt. It was actually laying in a fairly populated area, like it was wanting to be found. I know some people dont think Safe Haven laws are good, and they encourage abandonment, but I really dont think so. I think lots of women just dont know what to do with the babies. It would get lots of kids out of possible bad situations, abusive situations and neglect and even the possiblity of death. What do you guys think about Safe Haven Laws?


Link to Story
Reply With Quote
  #2  
May 14th, 2007, 09:50 PM
SusieQ2's Avatar Jersey Girl
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 39,051
I posted a debate about something like this a while ago. The story involved 3 abandoned babies. Through DNA testing they were able to determine that all of the babies came from the same mother. The state had Safe Haven laws in place but the woman abandoned her babies in the back of truck beds. One baby died.

Honestly, I do think Safe Haven laws. I think if it even saves some children it is better than nothing. However, just because they are in place doesn't mean that everyone will use them unfortunately. It makes me so sad that someone would abandon their child by a dumpster.
__________________





Reply With Quote
  #3  
May 14th, 2007, 10:43 PM
chlodoll
Guest
Posts: n/a
People just dont know about them. If someone has gotten no medical help throughout their pregnancy and hasnt even told anyone they were pregnant there is a good chance they dont know about these places and the rules of it.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
May 15th, 2007, 06:15 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: *queen city* of North Carolina
Posts: 9,497
I think they're good laws, if they save a few babies thats better then nothing. I don't know that it encourages abandonment, as much as it encourages those in a bad sitaution to have a safe place [or presumably safe] for the child to go with no questions asked.
__________________
Proud Mommy To My Princess (5)
Watching over us -- August 2005, March 2010, October 2010, July 2011
Reply With Quote
  #6  
May 15th, 2007, 07:00 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Posts: 4,213
I'm all for them! Obviously, I would much rather see a baby dropped off at a safe place than left in the elements or in a dumpster!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
May 15th, 2007, 08:22 AM
donomama
Guest
Posts: n/a
I don't know if we have safe haven laws around here. If we do, they are not very well advertised at all. I think that more needs to be done to get the word out, because I think it is much better than a woman ditching her baby somewhere. (obviously)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
May 15th, 2007, 08:31 AM
*Leslie*'s Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,057
Send a message via AIM to *Leslie* Send a message via Yahoo to *Leslie*
I don't know how are laws are here either... I think we may have them, but I'm not sure... that makes me sad that I don't even know, because I am a person that is out and about all the time and if I don't know I can't imagine someone in the situation where they would want to do that actually knowing about the laws.... I wish every state had them and really let people know.... Like PP's said even if it saves 1 baby that's one that could have otherwise left to die in a ditch or a dumpster.... I don't think it would encourage abondment at all, actually I would hope that if it becomes a bigger oppurtunity women would choose that over abortion.
__________________





Reply With Quote
  #9  
May 15th, 2007, 09:42 AM
Ms.Michelle
Guest
Posts: n/a
I don't think safe haven laws are advertised everywhere.. Like a few people have said, they don't even know if it's in their area.. Honestly, I just assumed they were here. I support safe haven laws and want there to be more understanding for those scared.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
May 15th, 2007, 10:07 AM
mommyKathyX3
Guest
Posts: n/a
http://www.robynsnest.com/statesafehaven.htm

to find out what your state laws are click here. 37 states have SOME sort of law
Reply With Quote
  #11  
May 15th, 2007, 11:41 AM
lotus86's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 3,759
Send a message via AIM to lotus86 Send a message via Yahoo to lotus86
We have Safe Haven laws in MD and I 100% support them. They are even advertised on TV with the former first lady explaining how it works.
__________________
<div align="center"><div align='center'></div><div align="center"></div></div>
Reply With Quote
  #12  
May 15th, 2007, 07:57 PM
asianmama
Guest
Posts: n/a
we have a safe haven law but not many people use it
Reply With Quote
  #13  
May 15th, 2007, 08:15 PM
MellieB's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Melbourne, Aust.
Posts: 64,110
I'm for them.

I don't know if we have them here though.

On Mothers Day a newborn baby was left outside a hospital here in Australia. There is a huge row going on now about a healine by the Sydney Telegragh paper's healine yesterday. Perhaps if we did have safe haven laws here then what this women felt she had to do would not be looked at as badly as it is being done by some media folk.

Baby Catherine.
__________________

Thanks to Claire1979 for the amazing siggy.


Tweet Tweet Facebook Bloggin'

Our Angel Baby on Facebook

Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:08 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0