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Safe Haven Law

A 13-year-old Michigan boy is now in state custody in Nebraska, after he was left under the safe-haven law.

In fact, one of his parents flew him to Omaha to leave him.

This is the second out of state teen to be left at an Omaha Hospital.

Last week, a 14-year-old girl from Iowa was left by her grandparents.

She returned a few days later.

Nebraska's safe-haven law allows children as old as 18 to be left at state-licensed hospitals without fear of prosecution.

Since July, when the new law went into effect, 18 children between the ages of one and 17 have been abandoned.

In November, Nebraska's Health and Human Services will hold a hearing on the law.

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