It is safe to say that South Carolina has imposed the most punitive policies toward pregnant drug using women of any state. On October 27, 1997, in a case called Whitner v. State, the South Carolina Supreme Court declared that viable fetuses are "children.
It's a Miracle--Not!
February 27, 2006
The Pax Cable Television Station had a show called It's a Miracle purporting to report on real miracles. This particular episode concerned a family who adopted a so called "crack" baby that miraculously turned out to be fine despite the damage the prenatal cocaine exposure allegedly caused.
February 21, 2006
By Anju Mary Paul - WeNews correspondent
(WOMENSENEWS)--Kathy Gable was seven months' pregnant with her first child and worried. Her gynecologist had warned her that her baby might have Down's Syndrome, and Gable needed to have two ultrasound scans each month to monitor the progress of her pregnancy.
March 23, 2005
By: Monica M. Lewis, BlackAmericaWeb.com, March 23, 2005
From 1980 to 2000, the number of women in prison increased nearly twice as fast as the number of men.
Black women are three-fourths of the record-setting number of females in state and local prisons, according to a criminal justice expert.
January 03, 2005
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subject to debate By: Katha Pollitt, The Nation magazine, January 3, 2005
Another holiday season—and only a year after the last one. How did that happen? Probably you are feeling a bit tapped out just now, what with having given your savings, your house and your firstborn to MoveOn, ACT and similar.
April 22, 2004
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By: Lynn M. Paltrow, AlterNet.org, April 22, 2004
Imagine a law declaring that upon becoming pregnant a woman loses her right to bodily integrity, life and liberty. Such a law would undoubtedly result in strong opposition across party lines.
February 07, 2002
By: Ellen Goodman, Boston Globe at A19, February 7, 2002
HATE to start the morning off with cynicism. It's so corrosive to the human spirit.
Yes, the Bush administration's proposal to extend health insurance coverage to embryos looks like a political ploy to keep the antiabortion wing of the Republican Party happy.
February 04, 2002
By: Bob Herbert, New York Times, February 4, 2002
They tried to camouflage the action. Bush administration officials presented it as an altruistic attempt to bring badly needed health care benefits to low-income pregnant women.