Safely Sur­ren­dered Baby Law

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As part of her vic­tim im­pact state­ment de­liv­ered in court, Jessica’s mother Lil­lie vowed to campaign to raise aware­ness of the Safely Sur­ren­dered Baby Law in Amer­ica.

It al­lows new moth­ers to leave a baby at a des­ig­nated safe place, such as a hos­pi­tal or fire sta­tion, within 72 hours of giv­ing birth. It also per­mits a new mum to change her mind and re­claim her baby within a cer­tain time frame, with­out any reper­cus­sions.

‘I have had so many peo­ple tell me that they did not know about Safe Sur­ren­der,’ Lil­lie said.

‘I will go into the schools, to any place I can speak out.

‘I don’t want any par­ent to have to hold her grand­baby in her arms at the coroner’s of­fice like I did.’

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