Praise be to God, yesterday, the second Safe Haven Baby Box in Kentucky was installed and is now in operation. The installation of this Baby Box is in Shepherdsville, at the 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 in the 2021 Legislative Session.
This bill 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.
Okolona Fire Station One in Louisville, KY, on July 1, 2021, 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, where mothers in dire circumstances can surrender their baby’s to safety and give them the gift of being able to continue to live.
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