VIDEO: [Alive] Safe Haven laws allow reluctant mothers up to 30 days to ‘drop off’ unwanted babies at safe locations. This story from Georgia describes the miraculous survival of a baby whose mother was presumably unaware of the law, and had left the child inside a grocery bag, in a forested area. [Jun. 11, 2019]
It lets mothers of new babies know where they can safely relinquish their baby if they are panicking.
“Safe havens” for babies have now saved 4,014 babies!
Each year across the U.S, babies are abandoned, and if the baby isn’t left in a safe place and isn’t found quickly, the result is often death. Babies have been found in the woods, in parking lots, behind buildings. In the 1990s, if the parent could be located, he or she could be prosecuted for neglect or abandonment.
In response to these incidents, laws were passed to allow parents to relinquish custody of unharmed newborn infants without fear of prosecution.
This article continues at [Aletia] Safe havens have now saved more than 4000 babies