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    PA - 5 Day Old Girl Abandoned at a Church - Lackawanna County - 1 Sep 2015

    5 Day Old Girl Abandoned at a Church - Lackawanna County - 1 Sep 2015

    Moosic Borough, Lackawanna County, is in North-Eastern, PA.

    Day 2


    Mon., Sep. 1st: WNEP-TV :

    http://wnep.com/2015/09/01/baby-foun...rch-in-moosic/ :

    Baby expected to be O.K.


    PA Safe Haven Law:


    http://safehaven.tv/states/pennsylvania/

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    This is not a crime though, right? Isn't this a 'safe haven' where a mother can legally surrender a child?
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    Hospitals, Yes :: Churches, No

    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    This is not a crime though, right? Isn't this a 'safe haven' where a mother can legally surrender a child?
    http://wnep.com/2015/09/01/baby-foun...rch-in-moosic/:

    "...Investigators said churches are not considered to be safe havens, places where people can drop off newborns with no questions asked.

    The state's Safe Haven Law requires parents to drop off children at Hospitals, where medical assistance is readily available.

    If tracked down, the baby's parents could be charged with endangerment, according to the D.A.'s office..."


    The Baby may have been in the Church
    for two days before being discovered.
    Last edited by Richrd; 09-02-2015 at 02:54 PM.

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    Adult Birth Mother Now Known to Law Enforcement

    5 Day Old Girl Left at a Church - Lackawanna County - 1 Sep 2015

    Moosic Borough, Lackawanna County, is in North-Eastern, PA.

    Day 3

    Thu., Sep. 3rd: WNEP-TV :

    http://wnep.com/2015/09/03/abandoned...er-identified/ :

    Paraphrasing:

    Home Birth -- A Local Adult -- Surrendered with Good Intensions


    However...

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    I think this is a non-crime. I don't think they should identify the mother or attempt to prosecute, she left her baby where it would be safe. That's a far cry from dropping a baby in a dumpster.



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