Baby surrendered to Houston Fire Station under 'Safe Haven' law


Police are trying to figure out why a newborn, only hours old, was dropped off at a fire station in southwest Houston overnight.

HPD Police say a woman dropped the newborn girl off at Station 21 at about 12:30 a.m. and left. Officers do not know if the woman is the mother.

The firemen accepted the baby without questioning her because of Texas' Safe Haven law, also called the Baby Moses law.

The little girl was taken to Texas Children's Hospital where she was checked out and appears to be fine.

Under the law, EMS stations, fire stations, and hospitals are safe places. Parents are legally able to take infants 60 days or younger to the designated safe haven locations and will not be prosecuted.


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