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.
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. 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.