Following two incidents in which young mothers abandoned their babies, New York State officials are considering some sure-to-be-controversial proposals. These lawmakers are looking to have high schools teach teens about the legal avenues they can take if they give birth to a child that they do not want to keep. NBC New York writes:
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.
Watch the complete report below:
What do you think? Is this a smart move?