The latest casualties in the war on drugs are pregnant, chemically dependent women, who are viewed as the perpetrators of fetal abuse. Recent litigation has elevated the rights of the fetus over the rights of the mother. This article examines the medical and legal basis for the punitive policies directed at pregnant, chemically dependent women and suggests an alternative policy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Jul 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)