Monday, December 8, 2008

Adding decals to bins, Hemet hopes message for mothers of babies will stick

John Asbury reports in The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California, on some local communities' response to "baby-dumping".
City officials in Hemet, Fontana and Yucaipa have placed decals on trash containers urging mothers who might abandon their newborns to seek medical attention or a local fire station, under California's Safe Surrender Law.

One side of the sticker shows a red slash through a picture of a mother throwing a baby head-first into a trash bin over the word "No," while the other side says "Yes" and has the mother handing the baby to a nurse and firefighter.

(via Britannica)

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