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Science Tells Us How To Have A Healthy Pregnancy; Should The Law Punish Women Who Don’t?

May 7, 2012

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Bliss Tree, May 7, 2012 by Elizabeth Nolan Brown Everyone agrees that a pregnant woman shouldn’t smoke crack or snort meth, right? And the consensus that they shouldn’t smoke cigarettes or throw back a six-back every night is fairly ironclad, as well. Beyond obviously harmful behaviors like alcohol and drug use, however, things get more […]

The Criminalization of Bad Mothers

April 25, 2012

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New York Times, April 25, 2012 by Ada Calhoun On a rainy day just after Thanksgiving, Amanda Kimbrough played with her 2-year-old daughter in her raw-wood-paneled living room, petting her terriers and half-watching TV. Kimbrough, who is 32, lives a few miles outside Russellville, a town of fewer than 10,000 in rural northwestern Alabama, near […]