Panama City Mom Wants Abandoned Baby Back

A woman who abandoned her baby outside the Panama City Police Station says she now wants the two-month-old infant back.

Police say that no charges will be filed against the woman. They say charging the woman would only discourage other mothers from doing the right thing.

But the baby is too old to fit under a state law that that lets a person abandon a newborn without prosecution.

The law applies to infants three days old or younger who are dropped off at fire stations, hospitals and emergency service centers. Its aim is to keep distressed women from harming their newborns or abandoning them somewhere unsafe.

An officer found the child near the front door to the police station Wednesday night.


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