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.