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Addiction, Abuse and the Impact of Prenatal Drug Use Laws
Last Aired: 9/22/2000

Should pregnant women who abuse drugs or alcohol be criminally prosecuted for child abuse or endangerment? If the woman`s drug abuse causes the death of the fetus, are more serious charges such as murder appropriate and constitutional? Over 200 women, in 30 states, have been prosecuted for using drugs while they were pregnant. Many states are now ordering mandatory drug testing for newborns and pregnant
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Margot's Farewell
Thanks to all our listeners and guests who, over nine years, helped us begin a national conversation on the powers and limits of government, the relevance of our constitution, and the meaning of democracy. Thanks to Annenberg and NPR and, on a personal note, I also owe a debt to the two people who taught me political theory many years ago: Jack Schaar and Sheldon Wolin. –Margot Adler
 
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