New Mexico town's "baby box" saves first newborn after being installed this summer
· Sep 28, 2023 ·

The town of Hobbs, New Mexico, has just seen the first infant rescued in their new Safe Haven Baby Box which was installed in Fire Station One of the Hobbs Fire Department this May.

Hobbs City Manager Manny Gomez said after the baby was found,

A miracle happened in Hobbs today when staff responded to Station One's Baby Box alarm to find a healthy newborn baby boy safe and sound within the incubator. This is all that could be hoped for in such a situation, and staff are elated that the Safe Haven Baby Box served its purpose perfectly and a new life was saved.

The town of Hobbs in the radically pro-abortion state of New Mexico has seen several high-profile cases of attempted infanticide in the past year, including one case in 2022 when a teen mom was caught on surveillance video throwing her newborn into a dumpster. Thankfully the baby in that case was rescued, but not without injury.

The baby box in Hobbs was installed in part thanks to New Mexico Sen. David Gallegos, who worked to have the state's safe haven law amended to allow baby boxes.

Senator Gallegos told Live Action News,

"The thing that really excites me is that we know that the safe haven box works. It's been proven. We know that we have the need," he said, referencing the newborn who was thrown in the hospital trash. "The next piece is educating the public, and we're trying to get into the public schools to be able to do that because it needs to be a first thought, not a last thought. But it's really incredible that we've had the opportunity to see that it works."

The box is designed to be a safe place for parents to surrender newborns up to 90 days old anonymously and without legal repercussions. The box in Hobbs is the second Safe Haven Baby Box to be installed in the state of New Mexico.

The baby was taken to Covenant Health Hobbs Hospital to be examined and is reportedly doing well.

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