Legalize Infant Abandonment? No Thanks.

Baby wearing a frilly outfit sitting in a barrel

But big thanks to Marley Greiner for all the work she does to advance adoptee rights and to keep us informed about “Safe Haven Baby Box” efforts across the U.S.A.

These boxes are, first of all, not necessary. Babies aren’t being deposited left and right on people’s doorsteps or park benches because their mothers can’t stand the shame of giving birth. Offering a “Safe Haven Baby Box” option would be completely silly — if it didn’t undercut adoptees’ rights to their original birth certificates. And Marley explains that much better than I do. Follow her at the Daily Bastardette.

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