JUNEAU -

The death of a newborn has sparked an advertising campaign by the state to make the public aware of a new law allowing mothers to safely relinquish their babies without fear of prosecution.
    
The Anchorage Daily News reports the state of Alaska is launching a $50,000 campaign in raising awareness on the Safe Surrender for Infants Act passed in 2008.
    
This is four months after a female soldier was charged after allegedly leaving her infant to die in an Eagle River Park.
    
The law allows a parent to give up a baby at a police station, fire station or hospital up to 21 days after birth with no questions asked.
    
According to the Alaska Department of health and Social Services, infant abandonment is rare.