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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 )

Freya
- 1206 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.



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

natasha s (714)
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
Thanks.
 

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

Past Member (0)
Monday April 28, 2014, 6:04 am
This is for the future
 

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

Birgit W (160)
Monday April 28, 2014, 2:15 pm
Sadly noted.
 

Phyllis P (260)
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
Noted
 

. (2)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 4:59 am
arigato
 

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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