S.C. court upholds child abuse prosecution of pregnant drug abusers

August 1996
Jet;8/05/96, Vol. 90 Issue 12, p36
Reports on a ruling by the South Carolina Supreme Court under which pregnant women who take drugs that could threaten their unborn children can be prosecuted for child abuse. Comments from South Carolina Attorney General Charlie Condon; Instruction for prosecutors and social workers to monitor and punish pregnant women who abuse drugs; Reinstatement of a prison sentence for Cornelia Whitner.


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