Safe Haven Law Sees Support From All Sides

Safe Haven Law Sees Support From All Sides

Wisconsin lawmakers are introducing a new bill to expand the state’s safe haven law. 

The proposed bill says a parent can remain anonymous when surrendering their newborn.  Baby boxes would be used to keep the parent’s identity a secret – these boxes are electronically monitored and call 9-1-1 when a baby is placed inside.  A fire station or hospital will have the child within minutes.  Currently, law says a parent must give their newborn to a ‘safe haven’ official in person.  The new bill hasn’t passed yet, but has gotten bipartisan support from Wisconsin lawmakers.

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