ANSWERS: 31
  • I honestly think it's a wonderful idea. It has no doubt saved the lives of countless babies from mothers who would have put them in a dumpster or some other deplorable action. It's sad that it is a neccessity, but it beats the poor child being harmed or killed.
  • I think it is a good Idea, if you were a baby and your mother could not look after you, which do you prefer, to be dumped in a back street alley in a dumpster or at a police station?
  • i think they have that at the hospitals. or maybe i saw it on tv? idk but that would be a good idea. you should write your governor or senator and have them make it real:)
  • I'd much rather have the mothers do that, than hear about the baby being found dead in a Dumpster!
  • Great Idea---keeps babies alive
  • Isn't that what adoption agencies and orphanages are for?
  • Any place safe is better then killing them or abdoning them in trash dumpsters and parking lots and the side of the road!! SOMEONE who wants and needs a baby will be able to love them and give them a home!
  • I think it is great, to many times people kill the baby because they can't handle it and are afraid of telling people. This way the baby is taken care of and isn't harmed.
  • There should be an "out" for these people which give the baby life.... But more important... Why not prevent it from happening by using your head when doing "whoopie".
  • I am glad for such programs in that they have and will save the lives of innocent babies. I am also saddened by the lack of value placed on human life these days, making such a program necessary. Think about it. Such programs came about due to the steady climb in the number of babies just being dumped, some found alive, many dead. I'd call it the abortion without the abortion mentality. "Hey, the law says it's OK if I kill it before it is born, what's the difference?" This is a sad thing.
  • Much better then putting them in a dumpster in freezing weather!
  • It seems a bit cold hearted but at least they're going to a safe place
  • I think its an excellent alternative to throwing the baby in a trash can at a gas station somewhere. That actually happened near, where I used to live in Illinois. It was very sad. I think every state should have programs like that, if they don't already, so that young mothers can have an alternative. Great question : )
  • It is a wonderful idea because I would rather them be brought to a warm building than left in the trash, under benches, in dumpsters, vacant buildings, and lord knows where else. P.s. You can also bring them to me! ;-)
  • i agree with the majority here, it is so much better than a garbage can or even resulting in killing them.
  • I think it's a wonderful idea because then someone who wants that child would be able to raise it but don't get pregnant just becuase that option is out there.
  • Excellent program :)
  • All that does is saves ones ass, but I'm only looking at it through a very narrow perspective.
  • Its an absolutely wonderful idea but it is so heart-wrenching to know that SOOO many more states need to adobt laws like this so we can stop hearing about babies in dumpsters.
  • It's a whole heck of alot better than the woman just dropping her baby off in a ditch or in the woods somewhere...at least this way they have a chance.
  • I think it's wonderful. those babies then have a shot at a good life. Before this was enacted I can remember how many babies were found in dumpsters and in fields. I wish it were enacted everywhere. Unfortunately there are still women who would rather kill their kids by leaving them in hot cars all day or starving them or whatever than to use this program and that's sad
  • I think it is a positive action, I work in a NICU and I have seen abandoned babies, lets face it the ones that are abandoned obviously come from a bad place, the mothers are not capable or willing to care for another life. These little babies have a bad start in life and a hefty percent of them are already addicted as they are born and need to be weaned, but in the end they can be put into foster care and hopefully find a loving home. I put hopefully because lets face it not all foster homes or adoptive homes are the best either, but it gives them statistically a better chance at life than where they started from
  • I think it should have beem put into practice years ago. It's certainly is better than what many of these mothers did, killed the children or subjected them to years of abuse.
  • Do they escort them to the jail right afterwards for criminal negligence?
  • I think it is wonderful. The problem is those mothers who still throw their babies away in trash cans. It is good to have that option, but if no one uses it, more unnecessary deaths occur. Too sad. :(
  • I think that it is a wonderful program. I heard that the state that is going to modify it's law from being able to leave children 18yrs and younger down to 3 day sold and younger. This makes me fearful that there could be parents out there that would harm their children instead of being able to leave them off safely. I think there are tons of people out there that would gldy take on the responsibility to raise these children. Why force ill equipped and overwhelmed parents to keep their children in an unhealthy situation? Please think about the children and not the parents
  • Babies? Nebraska allows drop offs up to eighteen. Some out of staters are taking advantage before the law is changed. My feeling is that such a law is good as long as it's not the first or even second option and allowing teenagers may be over the top.
  • They need set an age limit and stop the dropping off of young teenagers. Parents who cant control their children are taking advantage of a law designed to help young or poor parents get rid of their children without fearing legal penalties.
  • I think it's better then them leaving them on the streets to starve or get killed...
  • Again I think the program is good but I read in the newspaper today that the 31st child NOT an infant, who happened to be 11 was dropped off Wed. at the fire station minutes before the law changed in that state that said the age limit was being changed back to infants only. I don't think this program was ever meant to be a place to drop off ALL kids just cause you decided you didn't you didn't want them later. It's one thing for babies who won't remember and who can be adopted but for older kids...what kind of parent would do that.
  • If only more would take advantage of it rather than worrying about the shame....too many babies abandoned in unsafe places!

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