“Dropbox babies”: mothers who deliver their babies to mailboxes in the US

  • Linda Pressly
  • BBC News, Arizona

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Michelle and her daughter.

Ending the constitutional right to abortion played a significant role in the outcome of the recent midterm elections in the United States.

One argument used when the Supreme Court considered striking it down was that an alternative to abortion could be found in safe harbor laws for newborns.

These laws, which exist in every state, allow mothers with problems abandon their babies anonymously in designated places shortly after birth without being brought before the court.

This is the story of three people deeply affected by these safe harbor laws.



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