The tragic story of a newborn found dead in Calgary has raised questions about the role of newborn safe havens, and what we can do to mitigate such tragedies in the future. My first novel, The Necessities of Life, was inspired in part by work we did to develop the first such newborn safe haven in Alberta, called Angel Cradles, Of course, we need to be thinking about the vulnerable newborn, but also the parent who may be hiding their pregnancy or facing untold hardships themselves. I had wrote about Magda in Necessities for that very reason. I'd be interested in what you think.
See one of many media stories here
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