September 30th, 2011

Community leaders working on ways to educate public about Safe Haven Law

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Each fire department station in La Crosse has a kit full of everything a newborn baby would need, like a warm blanket and clothes. Firefighters used those items last Thursday when a mother dropped off her hour-and-a-half old newborn baby boy under the Safe Haven Law, which allows a parent to drop off their child within 72 hours without being asked for identification… Phillip Nielsen is a pediatric social worker for the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. He says, "We need to continue to heighten awareness in the community and even start at a young age because we don’t know when an individual in the community might become pregnant and then need to know what her alternatives are.”

WEAU Eau Claire,  by Martha Boehm, 9/30/11

Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System

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