No (pregnant) woman is an island: The case for a carefully delimited use of criminal sanctions to

Nicholson, Rachel H.
March 1991
Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine;Spring91, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p101
Academic Journal
Examines the issue of the criminalization of prenatal maternal behavior to protect infants from the ill effects of their mothers' substance abuse during pregnancy. Statistics on the number of children born with birth defects due to their mothers' substance abuse; Cost of caring for the children; Rationale and costs of criminalization; Types of criminal statutes used.


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