New Baby Box Plan Has Support

New Baby Box Plan Has Support

Wisconsin is a step closer to having a new baby box law. 

The State Assembly yesterday unanimously approved a plan that would allow parents to surrender a baby within the first three days. State Rep. Ellen Schutt says the plan would allow cities to install a box at a fire station or other city building that is open and staffed 24/7, and allow parents to anonymously surrender a baby. Wisconsin allows parents to turn-over their babies in-person, but this would allow them to do it without having to see someone first. Fifteen other states currently have baby box laws on their books.

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