Last week Arkansas Right to Life reported that a newborn baby was safely and anonymously surrendered to first responders at Fire Station #1 Conway via the fire station’s Safe Haven Baby Box.
Arkansas’ Safe Haven Act of 2001 lets a woman surrender her newborn baby to law enforcement, medical personnel, and first responders. The law gives women with unplanned pregnancies an option besides abortion, and it protects newborns from being abandoned.
Similar laws are on the books in all 50 states.
Safe Haven Baby Boxes like the one in Conway can be installed at fire stations.
They let a woman surrender her newborn legally, safely, and anonymously using a specialized, hospital-grade bassinet that keeps the baby secure while a silent alarm notifies first responders inside the fire station that the baby is there.
This is an amazing, pro-life story.
Arkansas Right to Life currently is leading a billboard campaign to raise awareness about the state’s Safe Haven law. We look forward to that law saving the lives of other children in the future.