Advocates Of ‘Baby Safe Haven’ Law In Illinois Speak Out

A student at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana was charged with murder this week, after she turned herself in and showed authorities the body of a newborn in her back-pack. Authorities say Lindsay Johnson – 20 years old from Monee – suffocated her son last month after giving birth to him in a dorm bathroom. 

While the case is pending and a motive not yet clear – the news prompted several advocates of what’s known as the Baby Safe Haven law to head to the statehouse. They hope a push for more education will prevent cases that result in infant death. Listen to the stories they had to share:

Advocates Of ‘Baby Safe Haven’ Law In Illinois Speak Out

As of 2016, 3,245 infants have been safely surrendered to Safe Havens nationally.

Please help us continue our passion, commitment and dedication to spreading awareness of Safe Haven laws.