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.
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