The [Illinois] law allows parents of babies less than 30 days old to relinquish them, no questions asked, at police stations, fire houses and hospitals.
A good law, I say. And yet:
Despite the new law and successful adoptions, problems persist. Including the Bloomington newborn, 63 babies have been abandoned illegally during the last 10 years, nearly as many as were taken to the safe havens. They were left at churches, along roadways and, in some cases, thrown in garbage cans. Of those, 30 died before someone found them.
The story is here.