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    Thumbs down Newborn baby found dead in gym bag

    "Police are trying to determine who left the bag and have been canvassing residents in neighborhoods near the site where the body was found and contacting hospitals for information about recent births"


    I can't understand this no matter how hard I try.
    Sorry if this has been posted already I searched but did not see it.

    http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7006718794


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    This is just awful..

    I dont think there is any way to understand it. ..there is just no reasonable understanding of how anyone could just leave a newborn in a gym bag on their own .. knowing that they are unlikely to survive especially when there is an option .. with no questions asked..


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    Two words. SAFE HAVEN. The entire world knows about what makes the daily everyday news. Politics, terrorists, celebrities. weather, sports, and maybe the lotto.

    In this day and age, why do women still believe their best option is to discard a child?
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    I think that it is really sad that a little boy was the one that found it. He will always remember that.


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    http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/met...13metbaby.html

    Still looking for the mom, I hope they find her. I wish this was getting more coverage the bag seems recognizable. Of course if the people in this girls life didn't realize she was going to have a baby, they most likley won't notice a missing bag. Unless the the people in this girls life spent so much time at the gym they missed the pregnancy but notice the gym bag missing. I say girl because this is not the act of a woman but a child, no matter what her age is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubby
    Two words. SAFE HAVEN. The entire world knows about what makes the daily everyday news. Politics, terrorists, celebrities. weather, sports, and maybe the lotto.

    In this day and age, why do women still believe their best option is to discard a child?
    Not enough advertising on that. Wish there were public service media campaigns in Safe Haven states. Those commercials should be run on stations like MTV, VH1, Nicolodeon, etc. The ones young people and teens frequently watch. Also ad banners on popular websites, YouTube, MySpace. I think this happens because the teens don't have a clue they CAN leave their baby in a safe place with no questions asked. From what I've read, these mothers are usually very young and scared their "secret" will be found out. They ruin their whole lives because they are scared and don't know what to do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubby
    Two words. SAFE HAVEN. The entire world knows about what makes the daily everyday news. Politics, terrorists, celebrities. weather, sports, and maybe the lotto.

    In this day and age, why do women still believe their best option is to discard a child?
    terribly sad, but safe haven only counts for 3 days. thats not enough.

    too many dont know about it. i didnt until i came to ws, and im 31.

    i think there should be a law that if a mother really cant handle being a parent, she should be able to leave the child at any safe place at whatever age.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mira
    terribly sad, but safe haven only counts for 3 days. thats not enough.

    too many dont know about it. i didnt until i came to ws, and im 31.

    i think there should be a law that if a mother really cant handle being a parent, she should be able to leave the child at any safe place at whatever age.
    There would be a run on teenagers being left there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlitchWizard
    There would be a run on teenagers being left there.
    A few years ago, If I coulda, I surely woulda!!!


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    This is so sad. I actually feel like I can understand why a girl would discard her baby. To a stressd, immature, scared, selfish child, I'm sure an unwanted pregnancy feels like a problem, not a person.

    I too think that most people do not know about Safe Haven - especially the people most likely to benefit from its protection. Sad as it is, each time an abandoned infant is found, the Safe Haven law gets more exposure. I wish we would advertise its existence somewhere other than over the graves of unwanted newborns.
    I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!


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    Quote Originally Posted by southcitymom
    This is so sad. I actually feel like I can understand why a girl would discard her baby. To a stressd, immature, scared, selfish child, I'm sure an unwanted pregnancy feels like a problem, not a person.

    I too think that most people do not know about Safe Haven - especially the people most likely to benefit from its protection. Sad as it is, each time an abandoned infant is found, the Safe Haven law gets more exposure. I wish we would advertise its existence somewhere other than over the graves of unwanted newborns.
    What's sad is the advertising can be done for free to get the word out to these young girls, as a PSA. All media outlets must run a percentage of advertising for free each year, ie PSA's. The actual production of these announcements could be donated by an ad agency or underwritten by a corporation and written off. I had to go find out if Texas was a Safe Haven state, and found out TX was the first state to pass a law.
    http://www.state.nj.us/njsafehaven/faq.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mira
    terribly sad, but safe haven only counts for 3 days. thats not enough.

    too many dont know about it. i didnt until i came to ws, and im 31.

    i think there should be a law that if a mother really cant handle being a parent, she should be able to leave the child at any safe place at whatever age.
    What state are you located in? I think it depends on the State (how many days) because here in Texas it is 60 days.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieMae
    Not enough advertising on that. Wish there were public service media campaigns in Safe Haven states. Those commercials should be run on stations like MTV, VH1, Nicolodeon, etc. The ones young people and teens frequently watch. Also ad banners on popular websites, YouTube, MySpace. I think this happens because the teens don't have a clue they CAN leave their baby in a safe place with no questions asked. From what I've read, these mothers are usually very young and scared their "secret" will be found out. They ruin their whole lives because they are scared and don't know what to do.
    I think this is a great idea. Especially advertising on MTV, Nick, etc. Places where kids would see it.


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    It must vary by state. The link I posted above says it's 30 day for NJ. The have a great tag line...just wish more knew about it....




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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieMae
    What's sad is the advertising can be done for free to get the word out to these young girls, as a PSA. All media outlets must run a percentage of advertising for free each year, ie PSA's. The actual production of these announcements could be donated by an ad agency or underwritten by a corporation and written off. I had to go find out if Texas was a Safe Haven state, and found out TX was the first state to pass a law.
    http://www.state.nj.us/njsafehaven/faq.html
    I wonder who we could contact asking that more PSAs be made about this? I will do a little research on that tonight.
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