Newborn baby left at Lubbock fire station

Newborn baby left at Lubbock fire station

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

A newborn is in the hospital, and in the state's care, after a mother legally left the child at a fire station. 

After she gave birth to the child, she left the baby at the safe place, to hide her pregnancy and ensure the child was cared for, according to a police report. 

The child is okay. Hospital staffers told police the baby's in good health. Child Protective Services have custody of the baby to find them a home. 

This is legal under the Save Haven Law, also known as the Baby Moses Law. It allows parents who can't care for a newborn to leave them in the state's car without fear of prosecution. 

The state will place the child in the care of an emergency provider as soon as it can. 

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