In yet another exception of those good ol’ Red State family values, parents in Nebraska are rushing to abandon their children, some as old as 17, at hospitals before the state legislature has the chance to close the loophole in the state’s recently passed Safe Haven law that allows kids of any age to be abandoned legally:
To the state’s surprise and embarrassment, more than half of the 33 children legally abandoned under the safe-haven law since it took effect in mid-July have been teenagers.
But state officials may have inadvertently made things worse with their hesitant response to the problem: The number of drop-offs has almost tripled to about three a week since Gov. Dave Heineman announced on Oct. 29 that lawmakers would rewrite the law.
With legislators set to convene on Friday, weary parents like the Lincoln mother have been racing to drop off their children while they still can.
On Thursday, authorities searched for a 17-year-old girl who fled an Omaha hospital as her mother tried to abandon her. Her 14-year-old brother was taken into state custody, health officials said.
But hey, at least they aren’t letting those fucking faggots marry each other and fuck up the sacred sanctity of family!
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