Feedback at 5:00: Abandoning Infants Safely in Baby Boxes
Lawmakers in Indiana suggest taking the safe haven law protecting babies one step further.
The new measure would put so-called baby boxes across the state.
Since 1999, more than 1,400 babies in the U.S. have been found illegally abandoned.
Almost two thirds die as a result.
Under safe haven laws adopted in many states, parents can give up their babies — no questions asked — at certain locations like police and fire stations.
The new climate controlled boxes would take it a step further.
“I just think of the babies that have been found in different places in the woods and so forth that have passed on and that could be avoided with these drop boxes,” Sharon Carey, Crisis Pregnancy Center.
Some opposed to the bill say the boxes make it too easy to abandon a child.
But others say it provides mothers a safe way to abandon their babies, no questions asked.
In tonight’s Feedback at 5:00 — do you think the boxes are a good idea? Why or why not?