Punishing pregnant drug-using women: defying law, medicine, and common sense.

@article{Flavin2010PunishingPD,
  title={Punishing pregnant drug-using women: defying law, medicine, and common sense.},
  author={Jeanne Flavin and Lynn M Paltrow},
  journal={Journal of addictive diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={231-44}
}
The arrests, detentions, prosecutions, and other legal actions taken against drug-dependent pregnant women distract attention from significant social problems, such as our lack of universal health care, the dearth of policies to support pregnant and parenting women, the absence of social supports for children, and the overall failure of the drug war. The attempts to "protect the fetus" undertaken through the criminal justice system (as well as in family and drug courts) actually undermine… CONTINUE READING

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