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    SC - Claflin University - Newborn baby found alive in dumpster


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    Quote Originally Posted by stillwatersc View Post
    I am so thankful that the baby is alive and able to be placed with a loving family. For that alone, I am grateful.
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    In SC we have Daniel's Law, which says:

    A person who abandons a newborn cannot be prosecuted for abandonment if he or she takes the unharmed baby to staff or an employee of a safe haven.
    Safe havens are defined as a hospital or hospital outpatient facility, law enforcement agencies, fire stations, emergency medial services (EMS) stations or a house of worship during the time the church or synagogue is staff.

    I wonder if the mother didn't know about the law or if she just chose to throw her baby in a dumpster. Either way, thank God the baby is alive.
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    http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/336704...in-univ-campus

    ...workers found a healthy 5 pound, 7-ounce baby boy crying in a trash bag.
    According to officials, the mother could face charges anywhere from child endangerment to attempted murder.
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    Video at link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetCaroline View Post
    In SC we have Daniel's Law, which says:

    A person who abandons a newborn cannot be prosecuted for abandonment if he or she takes the unharmed baby to staff or an employee of a safe haven.
    Safe havens are defined as a hospital or hospital outpatient facility, law enforcement agencies, fire stations, emergency medial services (EMS) stations or a house of worship during the time the church or synagogue is staff.

    I wonder if the mother didn't know about the law or if she just chose to throw her baby in a dumpster. Either way, thank God the baby is alive.
    We have similar laws here in Florida, but young people don't seem to know about them. I wish there were more social media ads and alerts on twitter, etc. Even if there were flyers in high school and college bathrooms, dorms, public bathrooms, everywhere... That may help.
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    http://www.wistv.com/story/33678304/...by-in-dumpster

    Amber Fulton, 19, also faces charges of unlawful conduct towards a child after investigators say she gave birth to a 5 pound, 7-ounce boy, wrapped him up in two plastic bags, and placed him in a dumpster
    Fulton's pastor described her as the "golden child" who was raised in the church.

    "I just think she got caught up in a situation and was overwhelmed and made some bad choices not understanding some of the options she had and not appreciating them," the pastor said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillwatersc View Post
    Sadly, I've seen this happen numerous times. Praying for the infant and the mother, a deeply religious teenager. Hoping for the best possible outcome. So thankful the infant was discovered and rescued.
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