Nebraska is backing out of its "safe haven" law. Intended to protect children from potential abuse and neglect, the law allowed parents to drop off their minor children (up to age 18) at hospitals without fear of prosecution.
But the state just restricted the law to accepting babies no more than 3 days old, and is now trying to discourage drop-offs altogether, according to CBS News.
So, what broke the system's back? Eighteen (that's right, 18... fewer digits than your fingers and toes) kids were dropped off since July. And the state can't handle that kind of "volume."
As we draw near to election day, there is a strong chance that we will elect a government that will seek to control large swaths of our national life and claim power to "fix" all kinds of problems.
Only took 18 kids to shut down Nebraska. Think before you vote.