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: