Doctor: Infant found dead in NC was born alive

Winston-Salem, NC - WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) - A medical examiner says an infant found dead outside a Planned Parenthood office in North Carolina was alive when she was born.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported Dr. Donald Jason says the infant girl had no bruising on her body when she was found Saturday outside the Planned Parenthood office in Winston-Salem.

Jason is a Forsyth County medical examiner who performed an autopsy at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He says it will take at least three weeks to determine a cause of death.

Police say they haven't found the infant's mother. North Carolina law allows parents to leave infants less than 7 days old with a responsible adult at designated "safe havens" without penalty. Police say it appears the law applies to Planned Parenthood.

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