Giving up baby : safe haven laws, motherhood, and reproductive justice (eBook, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Giving up baby : safe haven laws, motherhood, and reproductive justice

Author: Laury Oaks
Publisher: New York ; London : New York University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Baby safe haven" laws, which allow a parent to relinquish anewborn baby legally and anonymously at a specified institutional location-suchas a hospital or fire station-were established in every state between 1999 and2009. Promoted during a time of heated public debate over policies on abortion, sex education, teen pregnancy, adoption, welfare, immigrant reproduction, andchild abuse, safe haven laws were passed by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Oaks, Laury, 1967-
Giving up baby.
New York ; London : New York University Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2014047915
(OCoLC)904528336
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laury Oaks
ISBN: 9781479883073 1479883077
OCLC Number: 1090475250
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (ix, 275 pages) : illustration.
Contents: Introduction : safe haven laws are not only about saving babies --
The work of saving babies' lives and souls --
Girls at risk of dumping their newborns --
Relinquishing motherhood : how and why safe haven surrenders happen --
The unsurpassed adoption value of safe haven babies --
Conclusion : safe haven laws and advancing reproductive justice.
Responsibility: Laury Oaks.

Abstract:

"Baby safe haven" laws, which allow a parent to relinquish anewborn baby legally and anonymously at a specified institutional location-suchas a hospital or fire station-were established in every state between 1999 and2009. Promoted during a time of heated public debate over policies on abortion, sex education, teen pregnancy, adoption, welfare, immigrant reproduction, andchild abuse, safe haven laws were passed by the majority of states with littlecontest. These laws were thought to offer a solution tothe consequences of unwanted pregnancies: mothers would no longer beburdened with children th.

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"A thoughtful and much-needed reproductive justice analysis of 'safe haven' laws and how they are usedand misusedin whose interests, and at whose cost." -- Barbara Katz Rothman,City University of New Read more...

 
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