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State Sen. Anthony M. Bucco (R-Boonton). (Photo: Nikita Biryukov for the New Jersey Globe)

Bucco lauds safe haven program after 78th infant surrendered

By Nikita Biryukov, January 06 2021 10:38 am

State Sen. Anthony Bucco (R-Boonton) lauded the state’s safe haven program after learning another child was surrendered under that law.

“I am elated that the Safe Haven network that my late father championed continues to save lives even after his passing,” Bucco said. “Every time another baby is saved, it is a reminder that our good deeds can continue to make a difference in the world after we are gone.”

The Safe Haven Infant Protection Act allows parents to surrender a baby less than 30 days old at fire stations, emergency rooms and ambulance stations that are open 24 hours per day.

The new case marks the 78th time the law has been used since being enacted in August 2000.

“Fortunately, the parents of another baby found the strength to help themselves and their child, and utilized the Safe Haven option,” said Bucco. “This program saves lives. Parents should know that if they feel they can’t keep an infant safe, there are options.”

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