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New law would give more protection to parents who give up babies

Posted at 3:35 PM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 18:35:59-05

Lawmakers are considering a new law that would provide even more protection to parents who decided to give up a child to first responders.

The bill is sponsored by Sen. Mark Manendo (D).

if it passes, hospitals would not be allowed to provide identifying information about parents who surrender their baby to a child welfare agency.

There would be an exception if the baby shows signs of abuse or neglect.

Right now, parents are allowed to leave their children younger than a month at places like fire stations and hospitals under the Safe Haven law.