NBC New York, May 26, 2011
After two young moms recently abandoned their newborn babies–one of whom did not survive–New York officials are proposing that high school curriculum include lessons on what mothers can do if they give birth to a baby they don’t want.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, State Sen. Eric Adams and State Assemblyman Hakim Jeffries are proposing state legislation requiring the change to high school health curriculum.
Last weekend, a baby was thrown eight stories down a Brooklyn housing project trash chute and discovered hours later.
The baby boy fell on a mountain of trash and was miraculously not injured.
His mother, 18-year-old Laquasia Wright, was arrested on charges of attempted murder and endangering the welfare of a child.
And just two weeks earlier, another newborn was found in the trash at a Queens hospital. The child was found alive but later died.
The mother, Dawa Lama, 23, was arrested.