Indiana Senate advances bill allowing more baby boxes at fire stations

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The Indiana Senate has approved an expansion of the baby box program in fire stations in the state.

The senate vote was unanimous to expand the program, which currently only has two boxes in the state, located in Michigan City and New Haven. In fact, Indiana currently has the only two boxes in the entire country.

The boxes are an anonymous and safe location for women to drop off their newborn babies they feel they can’t take care of on their own.

If the bill becomes law, the first move would to add a box in the central part of the state, and one in the southern part. Ohio recently passed a similar law.

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