|The newborn baby who was abandoned|
A newborn who was abandoned outside in freezing weather, has survived, according to hospital officials.
The newborn baby has survived being put in a bag and abandoned in front of a house near Central Texas, during a night when the temperatures dipped into the 40s.
Corsicana police on Monday, asked the public's help to identify and locate the baby’s mother.
Police Chief Randy Bratton said that a man called police around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, to say that his wife found the baby at the garage door. The baby was wrapped in a towel that was in a pillow case and inside a handbag.
Bratton said that the baby, with the umbilical cord still attached, was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition. Child Protective Services has been contacted.
Forecasters said that temperatures were in the 40s around the time the baby was found in Corsicana, about 50 miles southeast of Dallas.
The baby was discovered by Mihoko and Phillip Brown at their door after their cat called for their attention to the door.
"I put my ear to the door and heard something, so I just opened the door and saw the bag," Phillip Brown said. "I said, 'someone has left us a puppy in this bag.’ Then I began to cry and said 'this is a baby.’"
Texas, apparently has a Baby Moses law, which allows a mother to leave a baby outside police stations and hospitals throughout the state.