What about not letting them leave the hospital without a parenting class? I know this won't cover people who home-birth, but it is a start. I used to work for a child protection agency, and you would not even believe the stuff people don't know (like babies can't wash themselves, so don't leave them in the tub).

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Those two so-called parents live an hour from me, and that case literally made me cry. I work for an agency that opposes the death penalty, but suddenly I find myself cheering for that prosecutor.