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The War on Drugs Aims Its Sights on Pregnant Women

Health & Wellness  (tags: pregnancy, war on drugs, misinformation, reproduction, reproductive rights )

- 952 days ago -
The prosecution of pregnant women for drug use represents the unhappy convergence of the war on drugs and the war on reproductive rights.

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Roger G. (154)
Saturday April 26, 2014, 1:04 pm
noted, thanks

natasha salgado (715)
Saturday April 26, 2014, 2:55 pm
Ridiculous. The war on women is alive+well. Thx Freya

DAVID E. (10)
Saturday April 26, 2014, 4:41 pm
uuaaarrrRRRrrggggg, the "War on Drugs" -- it ain't no war on drugs, it ain't even a "war on some [and the wrong ones at that drugs]; it's a war on consciousness and freedom, a "war" not meant to be won, and an instrument of social cleansing, and part of the war on "the 99%" (and all of Eaarth)

Athena F. (131)
Monday April 28, 2014, 12:00 am

Monika K. (13)
Monday April 28, 2014, 2:39 am

Panchali Yapa (26)
Monday April 28, 2014, 3:19 am
Thank you

Fi T. (14)
Monday April 28, 2014, 6:04 am
This is for the future

Joanne Dixon (38)
Monday April 28, 2014, 1:34 pm
Agree with David E, drugs are just the excuse.

Birgit W. (159)
Monday April 28, 2014, 2:15 pm
Sadly noted.

Phyllis P. (289)
Monday April 28, 2014, 3:39 pm
Noted. However, I think we all can agree that using drugs while pregnant is NOT a good thing. Treatment is the answer, not jail. However, some people don't want to quit, pregnant or not. Then what happens?

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday April 28, 2014, 3:50 pm
Noted. Thanks, Freya. As the article states, these women need health care not prosecution. Another disgusting case of the wealthiest women doing whatever they please without consequence; while the poorest are being targeted. And, if someone wealthy does end up prosecuted, they will have plenty of money for an excellent lawyer. Sigh!

Kara C. (15)
Monday April 28, 2014, 5:35 pm
So punishing dumb women for bringing crack babies into the foster system is a bad thing now?

Ralph Brenner (4)
Monday April 28, 2014, 10:06 pm

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Tuesday April 29, 2014, 4:59 am

Panchali Yapa (26)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 6:13 am
Thank you

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 11:10 am
Let's not kid ourselves, we knew it would be matter of time before women end up getting blamed for yet one more thing.
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