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Neb. Officials: Parents Misusing Infant Drop-Off Law

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Neb. Officials: Parents Misusing Infant Drop-Off Law

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Neb. Officials: Parents Misusing Infant Drop-Off Law

Neb. Officials: Parents Misusing Infant Drop-Off Law

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A new law intended to protect abandoned infants in Nebraska is having an unexpected effect. So far, 14 children — many preteens or teenagers — have been dropped off at Nebraska hospitals. State officials say parents fed up with raising unruly older children are misusing the law. Now they're calling on the legislature to change the law to restrict the age to younger children.

Sarah McCammon reports from NET Radio in Nebraska.

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