Posted on February 19, 2020 at 8:37 AM by Bobby Cuomo
The story all over the news Wednesday afternoon, December 5, is about a baby girl, about a month or so old, found in a dumpster in Colorado Springs. The baby was taken to a Springs hospital, and last reports say she is stable and okay. At this time, no one knows who the mother is, what the circumstances surrounding the incident or much more about the baby. We do know one thing. The State of Colorado has the "Safe Haven Law" This law allows a parent to hand over an infant, up to 72 hours old, to an employee of a fire station or hospital with absolutely no questions asked. As long as the baby has not been hurt in any way, the parent will face no prosecution and can simply walk away. This could have been an much worse situation if our weather had not been so warm and the child had gone unnoticed for hours. If that had happened, we'd be shaking our heads, at the very least, over a very different outcome. Every one of the fire stations in Pueblo is a safe haven for anyone who feels the need to surrender a child. All you have to do is give the baby to a fire station employee. In the state, 35 babies have been saved under the "Safe Haven Law". It's a statute not designed to make any judgments, but to save lives. For more information, you can go to the website at www.coloradosafehaven.com.