CHICAGO, IL – A campaign is being launched by Illinois officials and advocates to promote the Safe Haven Law that allows babies to be turned over to appropriate safe haven staff, legally and safely.
“Baby Sunday” was born 10 years ago in the emergency room of West Suburban Medical Center. Her birth mother immediately handed her over to hospital staff under the Illinois Safe Haven Law.
She wasn’t unwanted for long!
Trinity Haack and Zoe Wituk were reunited yesterday at a Wheaton Park. These two toddlers share a story. Both were relinquished at safe havens in the Chicago area by mothers using Illinois’ Safe Haven Law.
Jenny Paul knows that one day her 2-year-old daughter, Megan, will begin asking questions about her birth mother that Jenny won’t have answers to.
On Friday, a 21-year-old former University of Illinois college student was sentenced to ten years in prison for the suffocation murder of her newborn son, whom she gave birth to in her dorm room bathroom last March.