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'Safe Haven' Law

July 15, 2002

Re "Infant's Body Found in Trash," July 10: How sad that a newborn baby can be discarded even though a California "safe haven" law exists. How many young girls are unaware that this law gives them an alternative to abandoning (killing) their baby?

I suggest that billboards promoting this law be posted in and near schools, shopping malls, movie theaters, bus stops, fast-food outlets and other areas. Get their attention; put these ads where the vulnerable girls can see them. In addition, this law should be taught to children beginning in the seventh grade at every school. When so many people would love to adopt a healthy newborn baby, how pathetic that our society has this law but does not publicize it more.

Jan Gendell

Beverly Hills

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