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Effectiveness of abandoned baby law in question
September 18, 2003
By: Josh Hinkle
State Capital Bureau
Kansas City authorities are searching for the parents of an abandoned newborn found in a shoe box this week. Josh Hinkle has more on a law that was designed to prevent this from happening.
Just last year, lawmakers passed the Safe Place for Newborns Act to provide an alternative for parents who decide they don't want their babies, but the law has had little visible effect.
Jim Harrison, an assistant deputy director with Family Services, says parents left only one baby at a hospital since the law began.