Her heart for moms led to laws rescuing throwaway babies

Cradle My Heart Today | Geanie’s story 8-1-17

A baby died on Prom Night 1997 at Lacey Township High School in New Jersey. Listen now:

The shocking story made national news because the baby’s mother put the baby in the trash and then returned to the dance.

But two years later TX State Representative Geanie Morrison passed the nation’s first safe haven law to prevent such future tragedies.

She says, “The Baby Moses Project was so named because, in addition to being placed in a basket, Moses was also carefully watched over by an anonymous protector until he was safely placed in the arms of an in a person who could provide the love and care necessary for life. This project provides a protector for newborns, and anonymity for desperate moms who choose a responsible alternative to abandonment.”

The groundbreaking laws and others like it, have since saved thousands of lives in all 50 states.

Although the idea of abandonment is appalling, to many desperate and immature minds it may seem an alternative to abortion when they lack financial resources or if they have denied the pregnancy beyond the time when abortion may have been available to them.

Safe haven laws save lives from both abortion and abandonment. They also help us fulfill God’s law of love toward our neighbors.

Rescue those being led away to death;
hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,”
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who guards your life know it?
Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done? Provers 24:11-12

Listen to our interview with Geanie on safe haven laws here.

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