Drop-Off Boxes For Unwanted Babies Now Available In Indiana
When I first read this story, I thought there was no way this story was real. But it apparently is. We are going to have drop boxes to dump unwanted babies just like returning a movie to Redbox.
There is obviously a bigger discussion that can be had here about wanting a kid, abortion, etc. But I'm just here to give you the details. All 50 states and Washington DC have what are known as 'safe haven" laws, which allow unharmed newborns to be surrendered without fear of prosecution.
Indiana now has Safe Haven Boxes. Which are padded, climate controlled containers where someone can drop off their unwanted child. The boxes are equipped with a security system, so if someone used the box, emergency officials are notified immediately.
We spoke with Monica Kelsey, who is the driving force behind this. She mentioned that not only are the boxes available in Indiana, but they're working on getting them available here in Texas, because we have the fourth most abandoned babies in the country.
Is it strange that while reading this story, all I could think of was the episode of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia "The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby"?