Woman Charged With Murder After Giving Birth and Abandoning Her Baby in a Cemetery

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Woman Charged With Murder After Giving Birth and Abandoning Her Baby in a Cemetery

A teenage mother in Texas is facing murder charges after she allegedly placed her newborn daughter in a flowerpot and left the child to die. On Thursday, Jazmin Lopez, 19, of Dallas, was indicted on charges of capital murder and tampering with evidence in the 2019 death of her baby girl, NBC-DFW News 5 reports.

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What is a Safe Haven Baby Box? A Baby Box is a safety device provided for under state’s Safe Haven Law and legally permits a mother in crisis to safely, securely, and anonymously surrender if they are unable to care for their newborn.

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Are you alone and afraid? Please let us help you. There are safe and anonymous options for you and your baby. Each year in the United States, too many babies are abandoned. Despite safe haven legislation that provides parents a safe way to relinquish their infant, lack of public awareness has limited the laws’ effects.