As I write this, I am a week away from being a first-time mom.

This is a scary thing for me and I know I am not alone. Even though my husband and I have been planning to start a family, it is still a huge life-changing experience. So I can only imagine the feat that comes with an unexpected pregnancy.

James Woodson

In Texas, there has been a constant debate about women's rights to reproduction and it is a scary conversation. New Mexico is having that same discussion and sometimes women are stuck in a tough place.

Everyone's situation is different but what seems to be true in every situation is a baby is helpless. The baby shouldn't have to suffer coming into this world.

There is a law to make sure there is an outlet for those who continue a pregnancy but don't feel fit to be a parent. This is called Safe Haven Law.

The El Paso Fire Department's post pretty much points out the important parts of the law. This is something that should be continued to be shared as more and more women face the struggles of reproductive rights.

This message is being shared now due to the shocking story of a New Mexico mother throwing her baby in a dumpster. Thanks to three people who were dumpster diving and a surveillance camera, 18-year-old Alexis Avila was arrested for dumping her child. She is being charged with attempted first-degree murder, or alternatively, second-degree felony child abuse, according to

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