After too many tragic headlines of mothers abandoning their newborn children to die alone in the wilderness, dumpsters and even buried alive it’s refreshing to hear of a birth mother who chose life.
That’s exactly what happened early Tuesday morning when a mother chose to not abandon her newborn baby girl, but instead delivered her to a designated safe place, no questions asked.
The baby girl was delivered to a fire station in southwest Houston and is believed to have been only hours old when she was handed over.
KTRK reports that “a woman dropped the newborn girl off at Station 21 around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and left. At this time, officers do not know if the woman was the little girl’s mother.”
“The firemen at the station accepted the baby without questioning her because of the Safe Haven law, also called the Baby Moses law.”
The Baby Moses law “gives parents who are unable to care for their child a safe and legal choice to leave their infant with an employee at a designated safe place, such as a fire station, hospital or free-standing emergency room,” News4SA commented.
According to KTRK, the newborn girl was taken to a local hospital and is reported to be doing very well.