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  • Is it ever OK to leave your child unattended in a car?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    No, it's never OK.
    19 votes
    It's OK in extreme circumstances, and only for a few moments.
    9 votes
    It's OK on an average day, if only for a few moments.
    17 votes
    No, it's never OK and if I see a child alone in a car I will call the cops.
    15 votes
    It's sometimes OK, but I feel bad about it.
    3 votes

Is it ever OK to leave your child in the car?

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Is it ever OK for a busy parent to leave their child unattended in a car, even if for only a few moments?

That question has been on the minds of many, as an increasing number of cases of child car deaths have been emphasized by the media in recent years. 

A Salon article is making waves on the internet this week for taking the stance that the act isn't criminal. Rather-- the author believes cops, judges and "busybodies" just need some common sense. 

What's your take on the hot-button issue? Vote in the poll above and tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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