For IMMEDIATE release
WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016
Contact: Dawn Geras, 312-440-0229
President, Save Abandoned Babies Foundation, IL
SAVE ABANDONED BABIES UNVEILS NEW WEBSITE AND PSA
Chicago, IL – The Save Abandoned Babies Foundation (SAB) today announced new outreach efforts to educate the public about the Illinois’ Safe Haven law, which, to date, has saved 112 infants.
“The most important part of the law is education,” said George H. Sheldon, director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. “We value our partnership with the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation and applaud their tireless efforts to ensure mothers in crisis know there is a safe, legal alternative to illegally abandoning their infants.”
“To educate the public about the Safe Haven Law, the Foundation has updated the website where a new Public Service Announcement is also available to the media and the public”, said Dawn Geras, president of the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation.
The PSA is available as a 30, 60, or 80 second video, in a variety of media formats, and was made possible through the creativity and generosity of director Joe Lyons and producer Pat Fischer.
The PSA is available at YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtJ96OrOZi0&feature=shareSaveAbanondedBabies.org.
The Safe Haven law offers a responsible option to infant abandonment. An unharmed newborn, 30 days old or younger, may legally be handed to personnel at a designated Safe Haven. No questions need to be answered. Illinois Safe Havens include hospitals, emergency medical care facilities, and staffed fire stations and police departments.
Save Abandoned Babies is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing unsafe infant abandonment by increasing awareness of the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act. For more information go to: www.SaveAbandonedBabies.org or visit the Facebook page: Save Abandoned Babies.