September 8, 2011

Safe haven laws give mothers safe option


Both Minnesota and Wisconsin have safe haven laws that legally allow mothers of newborns to give up their children safely and anonymously…Phillip Nielsen, a social worker with the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wis., is a child advocate and writes policy for the hospital on complying with the state’s safe-haven law. Nielson said about 200 babies are relinquished using safe-haven laws each year in the country.

Winona Daily News, Nathan Hansen, 9/8/11

Tags: Pediatrics

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