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Baby left at medical center under safe haven law

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Aug 20 2014 11:02AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state Department of Human Services says someone left a baby at an Iowa medical center under Iowa's safe haven law.

The agency announced Wednesday that someone brought the boy to a medical center Aug. 13 and asked that he be declared a safe haven baby. State law allows parents or their authorized representatives to leave a baby who is 14 days or younger at a health care facility and remain anonymous.

The state withholds details about such infants. A court will terminate parental rights within a month.

This is the 20th time the law has been used since its passage following a case in 2001, when a teen mother in eastern Iowa killed her home-delivered infant.

In all the previous cases, the babies have been adopted.

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Location : Des MoinesEastern IowaIowa
08/20/2014 11:01AM
Baby left at medical center under safe haven law
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