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In Nebraska, Parents Can Leave Their Teens

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In Nebraska, Parents Can Leave Their Teens

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In Nebraska, Parents Can Leave Their Teens

In Nebraska, Parents Can Leave Their Teens

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Last month, the state of Nebraska enacted a safe haven law. Typically these laws apply to newborn infants; parents can leave their babies at a designated safe place without fear of prosecution for child abandonment. But the Nebraska law actually applies to any child up to 19. Alex Cohen speaks with Sen. Pete Pirsch (R-Omaha) about the new law.