Action Alert. Florida: Stop Baby Safe Haven Drop Boxes

Last week Florida H 1217, a bill to authorize the installation and use of Baby Drop Boxes in the state, passed the Florida House 115-2..The Senate version of the bill S 864 died on February 10, 2020 when Senator Lauren Book, chair of the Senate Health Policy Committee refused to give a hearing to the bill. HB 1217 has now bounced into that committee for a second run. Continue Reading →

Baby Drop Boxes: Even safe haven advocates oppose

That baby box advocates continue to imply that AMT-COH supports this archaic and draconian practice is politically inept if not stupid. These claims baffle me since Jaccard has been vocal in public and private regarding his opposition. His statements are easy to document. Perhaps baby box leaders equate safe haven advocacy with baby drop box advocacy or believe in Big Lie Theory or are simply disingenuous. Perhaps baby drop box supporters are just incurious and enjoy being spoon-fed happy-dappy propaganda by their leaders as clueless as their followers about the tragic cause and effect of newborn discard. Or that they–leaders and followers alike–are all doing God’s will (an oft voiced belief). Boxers consistently fail to mention that Indiana baby drop boxes, the first two of which opened last month (Woodburn, Michigan City), are legally problematic under current Indiana safe haven law. Nor does the media ask. Continue Reading →