Nebraska has amended it's 'Safe Haven' law which allows an unwanted child to be dropped off at a hospital - no questions asked. It seems when they first drafted the law they failed to put in an age limit - and people were driving to Nebraska from all over the country to drop off their children - some as old as 17 years - the last being a 14 year old boy from California. It adds a whole new threat to a parents repertoire - "If you don't shape up - we're going to Nebraska!"
But no more - on Saturday the amended law went into effect so that it only applies to newborn babies born in the previous 30 days - which is more consistent with similar "baby moses" laws in the other 49 states.
For those poor unwanted older children who were abandoned in Nebraska - and who will probably be emotionally scarred for the rest of their lives - isn't it wonderful that their parents were, most likely, heterosexual?