New Indiana Law of Safe Haven for Newborns Nets Two Lives Saved

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Indiana’s safe haven law lets mothers surrender their newborns at local hospitals, fire departments and police stations without fear of prosecution for abandonment or neglect if she acts within 45 days of the birth and the baby is not harmed, as in suffering signs of abuse. (Paxabay photo)

Christian News – In less than a week, two Indiana mothers called the national Safe Haven Baby Box hotline to arrange for the safe surrender of their newborns.

According to reports, last Thursday, a woman called the hotline to ask where she could bring the child, and was able to meet someone at the Kosciusko County Fire Department to surrender her baby without question.

On Tuesday, another woman called the number and an arrangement was made to meet at the Columbia City Fire Department. Both babies received medical care at a local hospital and were placed in the custody of the Indiana Department of Child Services.

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