I feel very passionately about helping pregnant women. I don’t think, so far, in my life, I’ve been completely vocal about my support for the pro-life cause. I think it is especially important this month to bring up this topic as it is National Safe Haven Awareness month.
You may be a worried and frightened mother who has months of waiting with no safe home or good place to raise your child. Safe Haven laws were established in Texas in 1999, sometime called “Baby Moses laws”.
Safe Haven will help. Safe Haven is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3)organization that was launched in 2004 with a mission to offer another option to unprepared women experiencing unplanned pregnancies.
The Safe Haven Law allows parents to anonymously give their unharmed infant to a designated Safe Haven provider within a specific amount of time. These providers include, EMT, Police Officers, Churches and Firemen.
Currently, every state has a Safe Haven law, however, a few states have instituted a Safe Haven movement for the protection of babies using “baby boxes”. Indiana installed their first baby box in 2016 and now has 6+ baby boxes located at fire departments.
“Safe Haven Baby Boxes are designed to allow people to anonymously surrender their healthy newborn without fear of criminal prosecution at any fire station.
They are equipped with alarm systems to notify 911 and staff inside the fire station immediately.
The boxes also have heating and cooling features and lock as soon as the baby is placed inside.-wpta21.com
These boxes also have motion sensors and lock immediately after the baby is laid inside. The motion sensors alarm policemen, firemen, etc. to come and pick up the baby.
There are no cameras and no questions are asked when the mother drops off her baby.
I am a strong pro-life advocate and it is important for me to have my readers be informed about Safe Haven laws during its national awareness month. Please fight for our children born and in utero.
They need us to fight for them to live and grow.
Be brave. Be confident. Stand up for what you believe is right.