Not Wanting Kids Is Entirely Normal

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: September 19

Year of Publication: 2012

Publication City: Washington, DC

Publisher: The Atlantic

Author(s): Jessica Valenti

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Why the ingrained expectation that women should desire to become parents is unhealthy.

In 2008, Nebraska decriminalized child abandonment. The move was part of a “safe haven” law designed to address increased rates of infanticide in the state. Like other safe-haven laws, parents in Nebraska who felt unprepared to care for their babies could drop them off in a designated location without fear of arrest and prosecution. But legislators made a major logistical error: They failed to implement an age limitation for dropped-off children.

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