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For the first time in the U.S., a newborn gets a chance at life, thanks to Safe Haven Box

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 11/09/17

What a great pro-life story. The video here shows how the system works—and for the first time in the United States, it has helped to save a life.

Details: 

It was a big fight for the Coolspring Township Fire Department to get a Safe Haven Baby Box.  Many officials were against it, but on Tuesday night, they proved why it was needed when a baby was dropped off there for the first time.

The boxes are equipped with alarms that notify local officials when a baby is placed inside. They are designed to be a warm and secure environment until officials arrive.

Around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, the box’s silent alarm went off and the fire chief’s pager buzzed.

The chief thought it might be a false alarm like before. He thought maybe someone put a cat or a dog in the heated box.

Related: Founder of ‘Baby Safe Haven’ believes he’s on a mission from God

“So I open it up and that baby just looked me right in the eyes,” Chief Mick Pawlik said. “Now the baby is quiet, calm, checked her out real quick inside of the box.”

The baby girl, they named Baby Hope, was maybe an hour old and still covered in blood.

“I don’t know what this girl went through. I have nothing but good things to say. It’s a win-win scenario,” Pawlik said.

…There are only two Safe Haven Baby Boxes in the country, both in Indiana. This was the first time someone has used it.​

The baby box was installed through

Safe Haven Baby Boxes, an organization that helps mothers in crisis surrender their babies with anonymity. They hope to expand the program to more locations.

Read on. 

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