The Kansas House has approved a bill aimed at strengthening
protections for parents who leave their newborns at a safe haven location.
The current law allows parents to leave a baby less than 45
days old at a safe haven location -- such as a hospital or fire station -- without being prosecuted.
The proposed measure would help parents to remain
anonymous except for circumstances when child abuse is suspected.
The bill was proposed partly in response to a case in Wichita, where a mother who abandoned her child at a hospital was publicly
identified by police.