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NY medic helps create safe haven for expectant moms

Timothy Jaccard decided to change his career path after responding to four separate scenes of babies who were found abandoned and not breathing

Long Island News

FREEPORT, N.Y. — Expectant moms who do not intend to keep their babies now have a safe haven to turn to, and it's partially thanks to a Nassau paramedic.

After responding to four separate scenes of babies who were found abandoned and not breathing back in 1998, Timothy Jaccard decided to change his career path.

Jaccard is the founder of the AMT Children of Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works with these expectant mothers. He is the driving force behind laws that allow a birth mother to drop off her child at a so-called “safe haven,” like a hospital or police station, with no questions asked or fear of prosecution.

Full story: Nassau paramedic Timothy Jaccard helped create safe havens for expectant moms

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Lisa Sheryl Kissel Lisa Sheryl Kissel Friday, December 06, 2013 9:07:10 AM It is great this man Founded this organization to help abandoned babies
Steve Jacobi Steve Jacobi Friday, December 06, 2013 4:53:43 PM A lot of the information is misleading or wrong in the article and on his website. Texas, not NY was the first to have a safe haven law in 1999. This guy was not the first to push for these laws.

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