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Newly Born and Stigmatized: NYT Fail on Pregnant Women and Drug Use

A recent New York Times story relies on anecdote and innuendo to focus attention on pregnant drug users rather than actual facts or the real economic and ethical issues that need to be addressed.

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Is Locking Up Pregnant Women the New Cure for State Financial Woes and Mental Health Problems?

Lawmakers in Alabama and Indiana are moving to arrest and incarcerate pregnant women with mental illness and drug addiction, and charge them with harming their fetus.  National Advocates for Pregnant Women is working to defend the basic rights of pregnant women suffering from mental illness, severe depression, or any other health problem to be treated like other human beings experiencing the same problems.

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