VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As Vancouverites continue to mourn a newborn found in a portable toilet on the Downtown Eastside, questions are being raised over whether BC needs a version of a Safe Haven Law, variations of which exist in every US state.
The law in general protects a woman from any prosecution when she chooses to hand over her baby to either a police officer, a firefighter or a hospital employee.
St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver opened its Angel’s Cradle in 2010. Two babies have been dropped off at the anonymous drop-space in that time.
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