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30 Laws in 30 Days: Baby box law intends to save newborn lives

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – In 1972, a 17-year-old girl in Ohio was raped and became pregnant. When the teen gave birth to a baby girl, she abandoned her two hours […]

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Lawmakers hope ‘baby boxes’ will aid distressed mothers

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Distressed mothers soon could have the option of anonymously dropping off their newborns in box designed to shelter the child until help can arrive. “Often times the little children are in a basket wrapped in blankets on steps of a church or a local fire station. The mothers care […]