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1990 March

Legal Issues: Drug Testing of Postpartum Women and Newborns as the Basis for Civil and Criminal Proceedings

By Kary L. Moss

The growing practice of testing pregnant women for drug use and instituting neglect proceedings or criminal prosecution based on those results has created a serious health and civil liberties crisis; this article is designed to help practitioners think about affirmative ways to respond to some of the problems raised by drug testing of pregnant and postpartum women.

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