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A compilation of Mississippi legalized child abandonment cases and “safe haven” failures

This post must first begin with an expression of gratitude, because this post itself is little more than a compilation of the work Bastardette has done over the course of years with some technical support (and formatting help) from my partner, thrown in for good measure.
In the course of writing my post about the baby [...]

New Jersey SCS1406 (A1406/S799) ACTION ALERT and update

On Monday the New Jersey Assembly’s Human Services Committee heard testimony on A1406 (The Assembly’s version of the New Jersey Senate’s S799.) The bill has become a mangled beyond repair attempt at what was originally intended to be open records legislation. At this point the two bills have been combined and are now known as [...]

My Intro, links, & the Bastard Nation Action Alert – Stop New Jersey A1406/S799 Today!

This post has three parts:

My introduction
Some links towards context & historical perspective on the situation in New Jersey
The Bastard Nation Action Alert- Stop New Jersey A1406/S799 Today!

Introduction-
New Jersey’s A1406/S799 is NOT an adoptee rights bill.
It is yet another fake/conditional access for a lucky few at the direct cost of the human/civil/identity rights of others bill. [...]

Action Alert- Stop New Jersey S799, NJ Senate Vote scheduled for Monday

New Jersey’s horribly botched bill S799, (formerly A752, which I blogged about last December, New Jersey- let A752 die: the conflation of family medical history with authentic restored access, white outs, and preemptive restraining orders among other nightmare senarios) is scheduled to come before the New Jersey Senate on Monday (March 22nd, 2010.)
See the full [...]

New Jersey- let A752 die: the conflation of family medical history with authentic restored access, white outs, and preemptive restraining orders among other nightmare senarios

Over the past two days Marley’s already laid out the basics of the situation, so I won’t attempt to rehash her fine work, first go see her posts about the NJ mess:
NEW JERSEY: ANYTHING TO GET A BILL PASSED. WE LEAVE EVERYBODY BEHIND!
BASTARD NATION’S LETTER TO NJ HOUSE SPEAKER JOSEPH ROBERTS, JR–PLEASE OPPOSE A [...]

A critical perspective on the “baby safe haven”/babydump programs

I wanted to draw additional attention to two comments that came through yesterday on one of my recent posts about the ongoing failure that states’ “baby safe haven”/babydump programs have been.
I’m not going to attempt to write around them as the comments speak for themselves, other than to confirm that the author was posting from [...]

*UPDATED* Un”safe haven:” dead baby found inside hospital, “about 100 feet” from the hospital’s dumpbox

For those who insist a “safe haven” babydump box in every hospital would ensure their mythical ‘no dead babies,’ think again.
Case in point?
Glendale, AZ, where a 15 year old gave birth in the hospital bathroom, leaving a baby boy in the bathroom trash can, “about 100 feet from a Safe Haven” dumpbox.
(first reported September [...]

Still more Border Babies routinely relabeled “safe haven saves” in OH, NJ, MI, and KY

The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio) has done a very important article,
‘Safe Haven’ babies- Many born, left in hospitals
about the way boarder babies, those born at hospitals and left there after birth are being systematically folded into babydump, or so called “safe haven” statistics in Ohio.
While this is nothing new, it’s good to see another [...]

Nebraska babydump- nope, the lawmakers still don’t get it

Marley’s most recent piece on the latest Nebraska mess is simply a must read. Once again, she’s said it all, and said it far better than I could:
MORE DETAILS EMERGE ON BOX BUTTE CASE; LAWMAKERS STILL DON’T GET IT
(Yup, this may be the shortest post in BLC history.)

Nebraska- first baby dump after the fiasco and age down

Marley/Bastardette has the details in her blog post,
NEBRASKA: POST-FIASCO BABY CATCH– ‘NO QUESTIONS ASKED”
Both her piece, and this have been crossposted to our Nebraska blog chronicling NE’s series of legalized child dumps, Children of the Corn.

Monday evening a baby boy was left at Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance under Nebraska’s aged down [...]