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Author Oaks, Laury, 1967-
Title Giving Up Baby [ebook] : Safe Haven Laws, Motherhood, and Reproductive Justice
Publisher New York : NYU Press, 2015
Descript 1 online resource (465 p.)
Note Description based upon print version of record
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Safe Haven Laws Are Not Only about Saving Babies; 1. The Work of Saving Babies' Lives and Souls; 2. Girls at Risk of Dumping Their Newborns; 3. Relinquishing Motherhood: How and Why Safe Haven Surrenders Happen; 4. The Unsurpassed Adoption Value of Safe Haven Babies; Conclusion: Safe Haven Laws and Advancing Reproductive Justice; Notes; References; Index; About the Author
Summary "Baby safe haven" laws, which allow a parent to relinquish anewborn baby legally and anonymously at a specified institutional location-suchas a hospital or fire station-were established in every state between 1999 and2009. Promoted during a time of heated public debate over policies on abortion,sex education, teen pregnancy, adoption, welfare, immigrant reproduction, andchild abuse, safe haven laws were passed by the majority of states with littlecontest. These laws were thought to offer a solution tothe consequences of unwanted pregnancies: mothers would no longer beburdened with children th
Subject Abandoned children -- United States
Abandoned children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Birthmothers -- United States
Birthmothers -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Adoption -- United States
Adoption -- Law and legislation -- United States
LAW / Child Advocacy
Abandoned children.
Abandoned children -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Adoption -- Law and legislation.
Birthmothers -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Genre Electronic books
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9781479883073

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