Petition Filed Today Seeking U.S. Supreme Court Review of Unprecedented South Carolina Decision Treating a Woman Who Suffered A Stillbirth as a Murderer

May 27, 2003
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On May 27, 2003 counsel for Regina McKnight filed a petition with U.S. Court Supreme Court requesting review of a South Carolina Supreme Court decision that effectively rewrote the state's homicide by child abuse law to permit prosecution and conviction of pregnant women who experience stillbirths.

The War on Drugs and the War on Abortion: Some Initial Thoughts on the Connections, Intersections and the Effects

The War on Drugs and the War on Abortion: Some Initial Thoughts on the Connections, Intersections and the Effects
January 31, 2001

Lynn Paltrow*, 28 Southern University Law Review 201 (2001).

The War on Drugs and The War on Abortion: Some initial thoughts on the connections, intersections and the effects

While many people view the war on abortion and the war on drugs as distinct, there are in fact many connections and overlaps between the two.

SLIPPERY SLOPE?

SLIPPERY SLOPE?
November 01, 2000

By: Wyndi Marie Anderson, Point (SC), Winter 2000

In your last issue you ran an excellent story about the policy in South Carolina of using the criminal justice system to punish women who are pregnant and using drugs ["Body Politics," Fall 1999]. The story ends pointing to the possibility that the case will be used to undermine the right to choose to have an abortion and to punish women for a range of behaviors beyond drug use.

TREATMENT PROGRAMS BEST WAY TO FIGHT DRUGS

June 26, 2000

By: Wyndi Anderson, The State (SC), June 26, 2000

I read with concern your editorial, "Limits during pregnancy should be defined in law" ( May 23 ). While much of what is stated is true, the conclusion, "The idea of declaring certain activities during pregnancy to be illegal is a sound one," flies in the face of every leading medical group to address the issues of pregnancy and addiction.