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    06-17) 22:32 PDT SOLEDAD, Calif. (AP) --

    A teenager was arrested Thursday on charges that she gave birth to a baby girl inside a portable toilet and left her there.

    The newborn girl was found in lying in waste at the bottom of the toilet, according to a police report from the Monterey County Sheriff's Office. A farm worker pulled her out after hearing the child's screams.

    Paramedics rushed the girl to Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and she was later transported to Lucille Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto.

    "I think if the baby had been another half hour to an hour longer there, we probably would not have been able to have done much more," Dr. David Kasting, of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, told KION-TV in Salinas.

    more... http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/06/17/s...
     
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    correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't CA have that new law about leaving a baby with the authorities anonymously with no abandonment charges filed, so long as the child is safe?
     
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    you are correct.

    and not that new BTW - think it is at least three years old maybe a tad less.
     
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    idiot fucking teenager.
     
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    Yes I think it does, as do many states, IL included. If you leave your child at a police or fire department or hospital, no charges will be filed.
     
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    Several states have such laws - usually you can leave the baby at a hospital, fire station, police station, etc. Those laws were specifically designed to prevent cases like this.

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    Hadn't heard of that law. Apparently her neither :(
     
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    I think it's sad. Why couldn't she go to her parents?
     
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    was she showing? did they know? the article doesn't speculate other than she left the baby there. based on that info, she should be charged with attempted manslaughter or murder with depraved indifference.
     
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    That's the point with alot of these cases, I think.
    Immature kids who prob. shouldn't be having sex in the first place.
    As a parent, all the more reason to make your child feel like they can come to you with ANYTHING and you will put their well-being first!
     

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