Officials: 72 unwanted babies left at facilities since 2000 under Safe Haven law

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Seventy-two unwanted babies have been given up since 2000 at hospitals and other facilities since the Safe Haven law, according to officials.

The law allows parents to bring a baby up to 30 days after delivery to hospitals, police stations, and other 24-hour facilities.

Parents face no legal consequences and stay anonymous.

The law was enacted in New Jersey, as well as other states, after a spate of infants had been abandoned and allowed to die.

The Safe Haven Hotline is 1-877-839-2339.

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