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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

What to do when a pregnant woman, like one in Loris, tests positive for cocaine?

Several years ago in Conway we had a case in which a woman was convicted because she used drugs during pregnancy and she delivered a stillborn baby - even though the science is not clear about whether or not her drug use was the primary factor or a factor at all in that outcome.

What do you do when a woman uses illegal drugs during her pregnancy? Should she be charged with only illegal drug use and possession, or something more akin to manslaughter or neglect of a child? Or something else entirely?

Loris woman faces neglect charges after positive drug test

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