- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - The eight babies left at Save Haven sites in the past year are the most to have been abandoned under the law since it was enacted in 2001.

KPNX-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1hsL8aR) the Arizona Safe Baby Haven Foundation says a total of 33 newborns have been dropped off at hospitals, fire stations and other sites where people can give up unharmed infants less than 72 hours old.

The law protects those individuals from prosecution and investigation.

A foundation spokesman said the group tires to educate the public about this option, but that some younger moms may not be aware it exists.

The body of a baby was found in a dumpster last weekend behind a Food City store at 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. Glendale police are investigating.

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Information from: KPNX-TV, https://www.12news.com


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