The folks at a Springfield convenience store who helped a woman have a baby in one of the store’s customer booths would like to know her name and how she and the baby girl she had are doing.
But a federal law lets the hospital refuse to even say whether the woman is there, let alone what her condition is.
An employee says the woman and her two other children rushed into the store and told him to call 9-1-1. Before an ambulance could arrive, the baby arrived. A deliveryman wrapped up the baby in his company windbreaker. The store employee tied off the umbilical cord with a string from an unused mop head.
The store manager seemed unphased by the circumstances. He tells the Springfield News-Leader Thursdays are usually delivery days at his store.