CITIZEN: Kentucky’s second Safe Haven Baby Box is installed and ready to save lives

The second Safe Haven Baby Box in Kentucky was installed on August 30 and is now in operation. This Baby Box is located in Shepherdsville, at Zoneton Fire Station No. 1.

This is the direct fruit of a pro-life, God-honoring law. House Bill 155, the “Safe Haven Baby Boxes” bill was passed by the Kentucky General Assembly during the 2021 Legislative Session. The Family Foundation was honored to have advocated on behalf of the bill.

House Bill 155 strengthened Kentucky’s Safe Haven Law by allowing a patented “newborn safety device” to be installed in an exterior wall of hospitals, fire stations, and police stations.

These hospital-grade “baby boxes” permit mothers-in-crisis to safely and anonymously surrender their newborns, if they are unable to provide proper care.

On July 1, 2021, Okolona Fire Station One in Louisville, KY became the first location in the Commonwealth to install a newborn safety device.

Now there is another, and hopefully, many more will continue to follow. Mothers in dire circumstances now have another option for giving their child the gift of life—safely, anonymously, and without fear of punishment or judgment.

Exemplifying the pro-life community’s commitment to more than just saving an unborn life, the Safe Haven Baby Boxes also display a national hotline that parents in crisis can call for guidance and support.

Kentucky’s Safe Haven Baby Boxes are a powerful tool to further promote a culture of life, even beyond the womb, and provide parents in crisis with another option.

If you are a parent in crisis or know one, please know that there are options available.

The Safe Haven Crisis Line is 1-866-99BABY1.

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