Law Allows Abandoning Teens

American VoicesFamilyPoliticsteenagerslaw ISSUE 44•42 Oct 16, 2008

A Nebraska law designed to protect newborns and infants has instead allowed parents to abandon children up to age 19 at hospitals. What do you think?

  • “That's outrageous. Hospitals aren't supposed to be like a common casino parking lot.”

    Matt Witter –
    Hardware Salesman

  • “Okay, but why not look on the bright side? Maybe some of those abandoned teens will quickly learn how to be doctors.”

    David Myron –
    Building Superintendent

  • “But raising kids is hard. I don't wanna do it. No! Stop it! You can't make me! I won't do it!”

    Kathryn Duno –
    Telephone Operator