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Lawmakers unveil advertising campaign to bring attention to safe havens

Retired Police Chief Robert E. Kosienski told those at Thursday’s Safe Havens press conference about a newborn boy found frozen to death in a South Meriden parking lot during the winter of 1988.

Retired Police Chief Robert E. Kosienski told those at Thursday’s Safe Havens press conference about a newborn boy found frozen to death in a South Meriden parking lot during the winter of 1988.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Don’t trash your baby.

It’s the bold message from a public-private working group committed to publicizing the state’s 15-year-old Safe Havens law to a new generation.

Against the backdrop of a stark promotional poster showing a half-opened dumpster in old snow, former Republican lawmaker Pamela Sawyer and other members of the group Thursday introduced a new advertising campaign to make sure desperate parents know there is an alternative to leaving their newborn children to die.

The Safe Haven law allows any parent – in practice, it’s usually a young mother – to anonymously leave an infant at a hospital without fear of prosecution for up to 30 days after birth.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

 

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