In general, a Safe Haven law gives any parent the right to abandon their newborn child (or in Nebraska, any child under 18) at a hospital or police station, no questions asked. It's intended purpose is to aid parents that are unable or unwilling to care for their newborn child, and prevent them from abandoning or mistreating them out of an unwillingness or inability to care for them. I think that, for the most part, this is a good thing. If a child is going to be mistreated or abandoned anyway, it's better that the child be dumped at a hospital or police station than in a forest or river. A lot of these babies are born to teens and impoverished families that know they can't care for them, and it's a pity that just a little responsibility or restraint could stop these cases, but I still think giving the baby a decent chance at life once born is a good thing. Certainly better than the alternative. Some links: Safe haven law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Neb. Law Lets Parents Dump Kids Of Any Age, Controversial Measure Allows Them To Leave Kids Under 18, Not Just Infants, At Hospitals, Firehouses, Police Stations - CBS News What're your thoughts?