09/30/2011 03:26 pm ET Updated Nov 30, 2011

Illinois' Abandoned Baby Law, 10 Years Later

From a high rise overlooking Chicago's Rush Street, Dawn Geras begins her mornings the same way. She scans her e-mail for news stories about dead babies.

Ten years after she helped draft and pass a law giving distraught mothers the option of safely relinquishing their newborns, Geras grows increasingly frustrated by stories of baby deaths that could have been avoided.

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