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Where's the help for newborns?

May 05, 2008

Re "Program for surrender of infants languishes," April 30

What a shame that California's "safe surrender" program has little funding and no state agency to oversee its valuable mission.

How about the Catholic Church taking over this important task? It encourages a high birthrate by prohibiting birth control.

I know, I know, the church is in financial distress, with all of the legal bills for the priest molestation cases. But the dumping of newborns is a tragic problem to which it indirectly contributes. With parishes throughout Los Angeles, the church could get the word out and promote the program's benefits.

Anne Wold

Rancho Palos Verdes

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Where are the "pro-life" activists? Why aren't they marching for funds to save the safe-surrender program?

Oh, I forgot, they are only interested in protecting the "unborn" -- the born are on their own.

Patricia L. Moore

Los Angeles

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