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Woman leaves newborn baby at NW Side fire station

A newborn baby was left at a fire station on Chicago’s Far Northwest side.

The Police department says a young woman dropped off the baby Thursday night at the fire house near Cumberland and Foster Avenues.

She told firefighters that she was by herself when she gave birth to the baby Thursday morning.

She said she cared for it all day before bringing it to the fire station.

Chicago Police are now investigating.

Under the Illinois Safe Haven Law, it’s legal to turn over babies younger than 30 days old to hospitals, police, and fire stationsĀ  with no questions asked.

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6 Comments to “Woman leaves newborn baby at NW Side fire station”

    keeping real said:
    February 7, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    god bless that lady!! that was a great and honorable decision!!!

    angry said:
    February 7, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    well its better than some of these other women who rather kill them instead giving them to the proper outlets.

    Jock E Shift said:
    February 7, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    She acted in accordance with the law, the child is safe and cared for. Why is this news?

    Cackelmore said:
    February 7, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    This "Safe Haven Law" is going to fail, if the police need to or DO intervene. Why in Hell do they need to get involved? It is going to make this wonderful program do a complete 180* turn – thereby making women/girls feel afraid to take advantage of it. Babies will go back to being dumped in garbage cans…

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