First Safe Haven Baby Box in West Texas Unveiled


ABILENE, TX - The first “safe haven baby box” in West Texas was installed at Fire Station 7 in Abilene. 

A Baby Box is a safety device provided for under the state’s Safe Haven Law. It legally permits a mother in crisis to safely, securely, and anonymously surrender if they are unable to care for their newborn. 

A Baby Box is installed on the exterior wall of a designated fire station or hospital. 

It has an exterior door that automatically locks upon placement of a newborn inside the Baby Box, and an interior door which allows a medical staff member to secure the surrendered newborn from inside the designated building.  

According to Abilene city council member Blaise Regan, this was made possible by the City of Abilene, West Texas for Life, and “so many individuals,” including Father Sosa at St. Vincent’s and Karen Light. 

“There are many issues today that we argue and fight over, but it’s good to remember that there’s more that unites us than divides us,” Regan stated. “Saving the life of an already born innocent baby is something we all agree on.” 

Bishop Michael J. Sis, the sixth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Angelo, gave the blessing.

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