As Iowa authorities search for clues in the death of a baby found in an alley in Greenfield, Governor Vilsack and other Iowa leaders are considering “safe haven” legislation which would give desperate mothers an out. Other states are considering laws which would allow mothers to drop off their newborn babies at a hospital or other “safe haven” — as a way to save babies who might otherwise be killed or abandoned. Vilsack says it’s a concept that state should take a look at. He says the state must put some funding behind it if the state decides it’s the way to go.Vilsack spoke to reporters this afternoon outside the statehouse.
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