“Baby safe haven” laws, which allow a parent to relinquish a
newborn baby legally and anonymously at a specified institutional
location—such as a hospital or fire station—were established in
every state between 1999 and 2009. Promoted during a time of
heated public debate over policies on abortion, sex education,
teen pregnancy, adoption, welfare, immigrant reproduction, and
child abuse, safe haven laws were passed by the... more...