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74.2 Preventing Infanticide: An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Safe Haven Legislation

What:
Student Poster
When:
11:00 AM, Friday 8 Nov 2019 (1 hour 50 minutes)
Where:
Grand Ballroom A/B
How:
Tags:
Social & Behavioral SciencesExperiential Learning
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In the late 1990s, increasing instances of young, disadvantaged women abandoning and endangering their newborns spurred the passage of Safe Haven laws. These laws provided the option to safely and legally abandon infants. By comparing rates of infanticide before and after the legislation’s passage, my research evaluates the laws’ impact.

Participant
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania