Tennessee law provides safe haven for unwanted babies - WSMV Channel 4

Tennessee law provides safe haven for unwanted babies

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Tennessee is one of several states that has passed a 'safe haven law' for parents of unwanted newborn children.

The law allows parents to leave their baby with an employee at a hospital, birthing center, community health clinic or walk-in clinic anytime within the first three days after the child is born, with no questions asked.

As long as the baby has not been abused, the parent may leave the child without fear of arrest or prosecution.

For more information or directions to the nearest safe haven location, visit the Tennessee Safe Haven website or call the Safe Haven Hotline at 1-888-510-BABY.

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