START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

The War on Drugs Aims Its Sights on Pregnant Women


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

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



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Roger Garin-michaud (114)
Saturday April 26, 2014, 1:04 pm
noted, thanks
 

Natasha Salgado (578)
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)
 

A F. (132)
Monday April 28, 2014, 12:00 am
:(
 

Monika Ka (12)
Monday April 28, 2014, 2:39 am
Thanks.
 

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

Fi T. (16)
Monday April 28, 2014, 6:04 am
This is for the future
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Monday April 28, 2014, 1:34 pm
Agree with David E, drugs are just the excuse.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Monday April 28, 2014, 2:15 pm
Sadly noted.
 

Phyllis P. (389)
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 (58)
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?
 

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

. (0)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 4:59 am
arigato
 

Panchali Yapa (19)
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.
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Health & Wellness

Freya H.

Freya H.
Freya's contributions:
Stories noted recently: 232
Stories submitted: 1949
Front Page stories: 379




 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.