New York Times: A Woman’s Rights: Part 5 “The Mothers Society Condemns”


Our Emma Ketteringham and Erin Cloud spoke to The New York Times on how pregnant women with a history of drug use are mistreated, abused and criminalized for larger structural issues.

“According to National Advocates for Pregnant Women, an advocacy and legal group, in just about every state, expectant mothers with a history or suspicion of drug use face a litany of assaults on their civil and human rights:¬†nonconsensual drug testing that violates Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure; arbitrary family separations that ignore due process laws; court supervision that undercuts medical privacy; and compulsory treatment that violates the individual right to choose.”

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