After two young moms recently abandoned their newborn babies -- one of whom did not survive -- New York officials are proposing that high school curriculum include lessons on what mothers can do if they give birth to a baby they don't want.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, State Sen. Eric Adams and State Assemblyman Hakim Jeffries are proposing state legislation requiring the change to high school health curriculum. The officials envision students being taught in public school about so-called "safe haven laws," which allow a parent to leave a newborn anonymously without prosecution as long as the newborn is abandoned in a safe way.
Does this really need to be taught in health class? Yeah, I guess it does :(Answer Question
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 7:53 PM on May. 26, 2011
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Answer by Namaste17 at 7:55 PM on May. 26, 2011
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Answer by minnesotanice at 8:32 PM on May. 26, 2011
Appropriate at the HS level- Teens need to know that there are support systems for guiding them during these situations.
Potentially preventing a Caylee Anthony situation...who could complain about that?
Answer by Sisteract at 8:34 PM on May. 26, 2011
Answer by benitaapplebomb at 8:41 PM on May. 26, 2011
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