Arkansas Gets Three Pro-Life Safe Haven Baby Boxes in a Week

Since Sunday, communities in Arkansas have unveiled three new pro-life Safe Haven Baby Boxes — meaning Arkansas now has a total of eight Safe Haven Baby Boxes statewide.

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.

Similar laws are on the books in all 50 states.

Safe Haven Baby Boxes installed at fire stations let women surrender an infant safely and anonymously using a specialized, hospital-grade bassinet designed to keep the baby secure while a silent alarm notifies first responders inside the fire station that the baby is there.

On Sunday pro-lifers blessed Arkansas’ sixth Safe Haven Baby Box at Maumelle’s Fire Station 1.

The seventh box was installed on Monday at Fire Station 11 in Fort Smith.

And an eighth box was unveiled Tuesday morning at Fire Station 2 in El Dorado.

Since June of 2019, Arkansas Right to Life has promoted Arkansas’ Safe Haven Act and the Safe Haven Baby Boxes through a billboard campaign.

So far, billboards have been placed in 23 counties across Arkansas. Right to Life’s goal is to place billboards in all 75 counties in the state.

Safe Haven Baby Boxes are amazing pieces of pro-life technology. It’s good to see communities continue to install them in Arkansans.

Fort Smith to Get Safe Haven Baby Box

Talk Business & Politics reports that Fort Smith will be the site of Arkansas’ next 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.

Similar laws are on the books in all 50 states.

Safe Haven Baby Boxes installed at fire stations let women surrender an infant safely and anonymously using a specialized, hospital-grade bassinet designed to keep the baby secure while a silent alarm notifies first responders inside the fire station that the baby is there.

The Safe Haven Baby Box reportedly will be installed at Fire Station #11 in Fort Smith by the end of this year.

Talk Business & Politics reports that there is an initial fee of $10,000 to build and install the Safe Haven Box and train personnel to operate it.

Arkansas currently has five Safe Haven Baby Boxes. Maumelle, El Dorado, and Rogers are expected to install Safe Haven Baby Boxes in the coming months as well.

Pro-life groups in Arkansas also are promoting the state’s Safe Haven law through a billboard campaign. Arkansas Right to Life has previously reported that billboards have been placed in 21 counties across the state.

Safe Haven Baby Boxes are amazing pieces of pro-life technology. It’s good to see communities like Fort Smith continue to make them available to Arkansans.

Conway Gets Arkansas’ Fifth Safe Haven Baby Box

On Wednesday pro-lifers in Conway unveiled Arkansas’ fifth Safe Haven Baby Box. The box is located at Central Fire Station #1.

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 an option besides abortion.

Similar laws are on the books in all 50 states.

Safe Haven Baby Boxes installed at fire stations let women surrender an infant safely and anonymously using a specialized, hospital-grade bassinet designed to keep the baby secure while notifying the first responders inside the fire station that the baby is there.

There are currently 75 Safe Haven Baby Boxes in operation nationwide — including five in Arkansas.

Since June of 2019, Arkansas Right to Life has promoted Arkansas’ Safe Haven Act and the Safe Haven Baby Boxes through a billboard campaign.

So far, billboards have been placed in 21 counties. Arkansas Right to Life’s goal is to place billboards in all 75 counties in the state.

Arkansas Right to Life reports that future Safe Haven Baby Boxes are planned for Maumelle, Fort Smith, El Dorado, and Rogers.

Safe Haven Baby Boxes are amazing pieces of pro-life technology. It’s good to see communities like Conway continue to make them available to Arkansans.