Heineman signed the bill on Friday afternoon without fanfare and did not immediately issue a statement on the law.
The Legislature, meeting in special session, gave its final approval earlier Friday.
Nebraska has been the only safe-haven law in the country without an age limit. Designed to prevent newborns from being dumped in trash bins or worse, the law instead led to the drop-off of 35 children since September, none of them infants.
They have mostly been preteens and teenagers as old as 17.My thoughts on this matter lead me back to my beliefs that some people probably should just be fixed, you know, like so they can't physically have children. I'm quite confident that there are prominent indicators of ability to care for children and that people who are likely to abandon their children could easily be profiled long before they even have children. When will America learn that having kids is not a right people should be born with but a privilege they should be forced to earn. For example, public assistance "welfare" checks should not only require passed drug tests weekly but should also require birth control shots for those recipients of said assistance until they can take care of themselves, let along offspring, without our help. Giving people a free run at reproduction without consequences is obviously not working. Abortion is just another one of the issues I'm with the democrats on. I actually go above and beyond the democrats in my support for abortion. I'm actually not sure that allowing it up until the fetus hits age 17. Before you decide how wrong I am let me show you some examples of why I feel this way.