The young mother is protected by a law that allows babies to be delivered safely in California

A woman delivered her newborn baby at a fire station in Koreatown on Tuesday night, in accordance with the Safety Act for Safely Delivered Babies in California, authorities said.

The 21-year-old mother arrived at the fire station on Pico Boulevard around 7:30 p.m., according to the head of the Los Angeles Fire Department battalion, Scott La Rue.

The young woman said the baby was barely two hours old.

La Rue said the mother and the baby were examined and that The baby is in the care of doctors and nurses in a hospital.

"At this point, the baby received a complete evaluation and was transported to the hospital with good care," La Rue said.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, left without causing incidents.

The Safety Law for Safely Delivered Babies states that a parent or person with legal custody can deliver the baby voluntarily and safely within 72 hours after birth.

Since its creation in 2001, 931 newborns have been delivered in California until 2017, the most recent year with statistics available, according to the California Department of Social Services.


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