Pregnant Drug Addicts Aren’t Child Abusers

I’m not sure whether this is a new problem of an old problem with new attention being brought to it:

In recent months, pregnant women have been arrested and jailed in South Carolina, New Mexico, Arizona, Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Missouri, North Dakota and New Hampshire, among other states, based on the claim that pregnant women can be considered child abusers even before they have given birth.

Women targeted for these arrests are usually those with untreated drug or alcohol problems.

One thought on “Pregnant Drug Addicts Aren’t Child Abusers

  1. Pregnant women who use drugs should be prosecuted like any other child abuser. I a mother shot up her 3 month old baby she would go to jail for it. If she uses drugs while pregnant, she is doing the same thing and she should go to jail.


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