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Action Alert: Keep Safe Haven Baby Boxes out of New Hampshire!
On February 7, (Wednesday) the New Hampshire House Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs Committee will hold a hearing HB16o7, a bill to legalize the use of Safe Haven Baby Boxes aka newborn safety devices in the state.
This outrageous budget request needs to be withdrawn permanently, or at least postponed for another year. The city should initiate a study of their use and efficacy that include the input of adopted people birth parents, and adoption professional that subscribe to best standards practice. The city has no business encouraging child abuse.
Email San Antonio, Texas Mayor and City Council members today asking them to vote NO on this year’s budget request for $438,000 to pay for 12 Safe Haven Baby Boxes in the city.
Email Iowa state senators asking them to vote NO on HF425 when it comes before them today on the Senate floor.
Iowa House File 425 is a baby box bill. It will allow installation of “newborn safety devices” throughout the state. Baby boxes are legalized anonymous baby abandonment where the identity and heritage of the child is erased. They are also instruments that will lead to increased anonymous trafficking of infants for adoption.
On January 23 (Monday) the Kansas House Committee on Child Welfare and Foster Care is holding a hearing on HB 2024, a bill to legalize the use of Safe Haven Baby Boxes—called Infant Refuge Bassinets in the bill. Kansas has never sealed Original Birth Certificates. There is opposition on the ground in Kansas, and we are asking those opposed to these devices to testify in person in Topeka, or by remote. or to send emails in opposition.