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    http://news.bostonherald.com/localRe...rticleid=36202

    Safe-haven law advocates want passage before DNC
    By Brian Ballou
    Monday, July 19, 2004

    Advocates for a ``safe haven'' law aimed at preventing the kind of infant
    abandonments that left two babies close to death in the past 25 days want the
    Legislature to pass the bill before next week's Democratic National Convention.


    ``We're saying DNC stands for Do Not Celebrate unless you pass this law,''
    said Michael Morrisey, spokesman for the advocates of the bill.

    Following the discovery Saturday of a baby dropped off outside a
    Southampton fire station, the group announced a 72-hour ultimatum to pass the
    law. That ultimatum will expire by the end of the working day tomorrow,
    Morrisey said.

    If it doesn't pass by then, the group will advise mothers via a telephone
    help line to go to an adjoining state if they are going to abandon their
    babies. Vermont is the only adjoining state that does not have a safe haven
    law.

    State Rep. Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) said she's strongly in favor of the
    law. She said the Legislature is fine-tuning the bill before placing it on Gov.
    Mitt Romney's desk for signature.

    Baby Angelique was probably left outside overnight in Southampton.The
    5-pound infant was listed in stable condition this weekend at Bayside Medical
    Center in Springfield.




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    Safe-haven law advocates want passage before DNC

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (BabySafeHaven) writes:
    http://news.bostonherald.com/localRe...rticleid=36202Safe-haven law advocates want passage before DNCBy Brian BallouMonday, July 19, 2004Advocates for a ``safe haven'' law aimed at preventing the kind of infantabandonments that left two babies close to death in the past 25 days want theLegislature to pass the bill before next week's Democratic NationalConvention. ``We're saying DNC stands for Do Not Celebrate unless you pass thislaw,''said Michael Morrisey, spokesman for the advocates of the bill. Following the discovery Saturday of a baby dropped off outside aSouthampton fire station, the group announced a 72-hour ultimatum to pass thelaw. That ultimatum will expire by the end of the working day tomorrow,Morrisey said. If it doesn't pass by then, the group will advise mothers via atelephonehelp line to go to an adjoining state if they are going to abandon theirbabies. Vermont is the only adjoining state that does not have a safe havenlaw. State Rep. Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) said she's strongly in favor of thelaw. She said the Legislature is fine-tuning the bill before placing it onGov.Mitt Romney's desk for signature. Baby Angelique was probably left outside overnight in Southampton.The5-pound infant was listed in stable condition this weekend at Bayside MedicalCenter in Springfield.
    Some ultimatum.

    If you think this advice should be given, give it, instead of making empty
    political gestures.

    J.






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      Safe-haven law advocates want passage before DNC


      "J." <[email protected]> wrote in message
      news:[email protected]
      In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] (BabySafeHaven) writes:
      http://news.bostonherald.com/localRe...rticleid=36202Safe-haven law advocates want passage before DNCBy Brian BallouMonday, July 19, 2004Advocates for a ``safe haven'' law aimed at preventing the kind of infantabandonments that left two babies close to death in the past 25 days want
      the
      Legislature to pass the bill before next week's Democratic NationalConvention. ``We're saying DNC stands for Do Not Celebrate unless you pass thislaw,''said Michael Morrisey, spokesman for the advocates of the bill. Following the discovery Saturday of a baby dropped off outside aSouthampton fire station, the group announced a 72-hour ultimatum to pass
      the
      law. That ultimatum will expire by the end of the working day tomorrow,Morrisey said. If it doesn't pass by then, the group will advise mothers via atelephonehelp line to go to an adjoining state if they are going to abandon theirbabies. Vermont is the only adjoining state that does not have a safe
      haven
      law. State Rep. Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) said she's strongly in favor of
      the
      law. She said the Legislature is fine-tuning the bill before placing it
      on
      Gov.Mitt Romney's desk for signature. Baby Angelique was probably left outside overnight in
      Southampton.The
      5-pound infant was listed in stable condition this weekend at Bayside
      Medical
      Center in Springfield. Some ultimatum. If you think this advice should be given, give it, instead of making empty political gestures. J.
      Nothing like amateur social workers to muck things up. Amazing how anybody
      can hang out a shingle and run a safe haven scam.

      Marley
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