Here we go again...
|Prepare for another onslaught of misguided, quick-fix, feel-good
legislation commonly known as "Baby Dump Bills" during the new legislative
sessions this fall. These proposals tug at the heart-strings, bringing a tear to the eye
at the thought of one baby being saved. Unfortunately, these laws/proposals do not address
the root causes of infant abandonment, they sanction cruel and irresponsible behavior, and
they leave wide open the potential for a variety of criminal acts. While the death of any
child is tragic, legalizing unaccountable abandonment will not prevent it.