We've got a subject coming up for vote here, and as Godzilla is my witness I have no idea which way to vote. Therefore, I throw it out to the ravenous school of pirahnas known as the members of this board ( Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!) to chew on and pull apart. Should it be legal for mothers to abandoned unwanted babies at hospitals, police stations, fire stations, etc., as long as it is within 30 days of the birth of said baby? I'm really torn in two on this one. On the one hand, I see a door opening for careless couples and ordinary sluts to pop out kid after kid and just dump them somewhere like a disposable lighter. On the other hand, I wonder what sort of life the child would lead being raised by a mother that didn't want it? There is a rising trend in this activity, and I wonder what it says about society? Has the ground been dug out from underneath morality? Or is there a deeper reason that finds women unable to care for a child, although they may want to, and must therefore make the painful choice to abandon the child in a place where professionals will know what to do? What is the portrait of a woman who would do such a thing? Do we see a selfish whore throwing out a mistake, or a tearful mother praying for a better life for the child she will never know? If it's made legal, will hospitals become convenient drop-boxes, like the ones found at video stores? If it's kept illegal, will it really make a difference in the number of abandoned babies, or will it only make us feel better because we get to punish the guilty? Thanks in advance for your input. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! ------------------ I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will fight, kill, and die for your right to say it.