Save Abandoned Babies Foundation Commends Illinois Hospitals for Being 100% in Compliance in Displaying ‘Safe Haven Signs’
The Illinois Hospital Association played an important part in making this possible by making hospitals aware of the law.
“Educating the public about the existence of this life saving law is crucial. If people don’t know the law exists, how can they be expected to use it? This law not only saves the lives of these precious babies but also saves the parents from potential criminal charges,” said Green. “Efforts are still being made to bring fire and police stations into compliance with the law,” she added.
The Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act allows desperate parents who feel they cannot keep a newborn baby who is 7 days old or younger, to hand the unharmed infant to any personnel at hospitals, police or fire stations. The parent can walk away with no questions asked and no fear of prosecution.
Since the Safe Haven law went into effect in August of 2001 in
For information on how to obtain a sign or about the law, go to www.SaveAbandonedBabies.org.
SOURCE Save Abandoned Babies Foundation