POSTED: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 6:22pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 10:59am
TYLER—Nebraska is considering changing the law to one that's similar to a Texas law.
Under the Texas Baby Moses Law, people can drop off their kids at certain locations if they're under 60 days old and healthy.
In this week's What's Up With That, we'll find out what's up with the Baby Moses Law.
The Baby Moses Law says if a mom drops off her child, the child must be healthy and the child needs to be given to a person at the designated site.
The child can not be left outside the building.
After those requirements are met, the mom can walk away with no questions asked.
Advocates of this law say it's a way out, especially for young moms, so they won't hurt their child. Although, many still do.
"We've had them thrown in garbage dumpsters, in ditches, we've had them stuffed in a band bag, you know, hid in a closet," Shari Pulliam from the Department of Family and Protective Services says.
The Baby Moses Law has been in effect since 2001. In the past year, Ms. Pulliam says they've had an estimated four babies dropped off using the Baby Moses Law in East Texas.