Bus ads help raise awareness of Baby Safe Haven Law

Illinois DCFS, the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation, and Pace Bus team up to save babies

information provided by the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation

CHICAGO, Ill. (June 21, 2018) – Illinois Department of Child and Family Services, the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation, and Pace Bus have joined forces to launch a new campaign aimed at educating the public about the Newborn Infant Protection Act, commonly referred to as the “Baby Safe Haven Law.”

The Act offers a safe, legal option to unsafe infant abandonment. A mother in crisis can legally and anonymously hand her unharmed newborn, up to 30 days old, to staff at hospitals, emergency medical care facilities, police stations, firehouses, college and university police stations, and Illinois State Police district headquarters.

Since its enactment in 2001, 127 babies have been safely relinquished under the law and are now living in loving adoptive families.

The bus cards will be visible in 760 buses operating across suburban Chicago until December 2019.

 

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  1. As a member of the Illiana Right to Life Committee I am very excited to see this. I have talked to the woman who started the safe haven baby boxes too and wish we could get one for our area. Sometimes women are afraid to just leave the baby at the door or to see someone face to face . With the box they know the babies are safe for sure. We will keep working to be the voice for these little ones.

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