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Old 11-09-2017, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Seriously...how much tragedy could be avoided by simply having this available, not just in Las Vegas but every major US metro area. And good grief I think we could handle any controversy it might cause initially. Indiana is hardly what anyone would describe as a progressive state, if they are allowing it I would say Nevada certainly could as well.
'I opened it up and that baby just looked me right in the eyes.' Abandoned baby came as a surprise to firefighters expecting a prank. | LaPorte County News | nwitimes.com
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:54 PM
 
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The article would not load for me. Are you talking about the ability to safely and anonymously leave an infant at a safe place like a fire station or ER? If so, we've had that for at least a decade.

They need to fund some public service announcements to get the word out, though.
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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The article would not load for me. Are you talking about the ability to safely and anonymously leave an infant at a safe place like a fire station or ER? If so, we've had that for at least a decade.

They need to fund some public service announcements to get the word out, though.
Thanks for making me aware of that. Here is another link

https://www.google.com/search?redir_...EBhQNapQ_1:186

That goes to a page of stories on the drop off boxes.
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:38 PM
 
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I think they implemented this when they found " Max from Saks". Someone had abandoned an infant boy, but at least wrapped him in blankets and put him in a very noticeable shopping bag on the hood of a still warm vehicle in The Fashion Show Mall's indoor parking structure near the Saks Fifth Avenue entrance. The nurses crowned him Max from Saks.

He was fine and was adopted very quickly. I wish that's how all these newborn abandonment stories turned out.
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:58 PM
 
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I thought you couold drop them off at any fire station. No quesions asked.

And it does seem like this went into effect many years ago.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I thought you couold drop them off at any fire station. No quesions asked.

And it does seem like this went into effect many years ago.
Yes and Yes but the issue is it seems quite a few young people are terrified to go face to face with someone during the process which is why newborns are ending up sometimes dumped to killed. In some cases people around them may not have even known they were pregnant and I would imagine in those cases they had very compelling reasons to conceal their pregnancy.
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:36 AM
 
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Yes and Yes but the issue is it seems quite a few young people are terrified to go face to face with someone during the process which is why newborns are ending up sometimes dumped to killed. In some cases people around them may not have even known they were pregnant and I would imagine in those cases they had very compelling reasons to conceal their pregnancy.
Indeed, SoHoVe, that's why I think they need to get the word out better. Maybe we should bug Cox communications, and our local county commission to spend a few bucks to promote some ads. I think I will do that. Nobody ever wants to hear about a viable newborn dead in a trash can. Totally preventable.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:45 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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I think Terrible's gas stations have such spots and they have a yellow street sign type sign that indicate so on their windows.
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Old 11-17-2017, 12:27 PM
 
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I think Terrible's gas stations have such spots and they have a yellow street sign type sign that indicate so on their windows.
I think those " safe place" stickers have a different meaning, but I'm not sure. I think I read something about that being a spot where runaways or abused / neglected youth could receive help. Again, we need some public service announcements. Time to bug our local officials.
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Old 11-19-2017, 02:06 PM
 
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I agree the public probably doesn't know and with some PSA's the word can get out and these people can get help and feel safe.
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