Many pregnant women who can’t or don’t want to raise a child are often pressured into having an abortion as their only solution. That isn’t true. Just because a woman gives birth to a child doesn’t mean she has to raise that child.
Two good pro-life options that save the child’s life are a possible adoption and the guarantee of Safe Haven.
Safe Haven is a program in all 50 states that allows a mother to turn her new-born baby over to a hospital or competent authority (police, firemen, etc.) anonymously with no questions asked.
General requirements are that the baby be not more than 10 days old and unharmed. The baby will be eligible for adoption.
The laws vary by state. Search the web for “Safe Haven (your state)” for the particular laws in your state and the hospitals and drop off locations.
Two very big problems with abortions are that they are final and often the result of a quick, early decision, without any consideration of changing circumstances in the future. It’s too late if the pregnant woman has an abortion during the first month and then realizes that she could have raised the child, or that her family or the child’s father/his family will help, or that Care Net would have helped, or if someone (family, friends, church members, etc.) want to adopt the child.
One great thing about Safe Haven is that she can choose life for her child and have about nine months to decide whether to keep or give up her child.
Knowing that Safe Haven is always available can certainly affect her decisions during her pregnancy and keep her from making an early, quick decision.
Most people may never be in a position to need the Safe Haven program. But they might be able to help to save an unborn baby by sharing this information with someone who needs it now or will need it in the future.
Please share this with anyone you feel might be helped by it.