Thursday, June 28, 2007

Baby Safe Haven and Adoption Circle Come to the Table

The Adoption Circle of Hawaii and Baby Safe Haven advocates sit on opposite sides of an emotional and complex issue. Should mothers be allowed to drop off their unwanted newborn infants at designated safe havens without fear of prosecution? Tomorrow (Friday), the two sides will meet to discuss their respective concerns and differences pertaining to HB1830, the Baby Safe Haven bill. The meeting is sponsored by Rep. John Mizuno, the primary introducer of the bill. The Legislature passed this bill with strong, bi-partisan support. In the House: 48 yes, 2 no, 1 excused. In the Senate: 21 yes, 3 no, 1 excused. Governor Lingle intends to veto the bill.

When: Friday, June 29, 2007 at 12 noon
Where: State Capitol, Room 329

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