They aren’t. You a) didn’t read the article b) don’t know what you’re talking about. It isn’t just SOP to test pregnant women for drugs. The average suburban white woman isn’t going to get busted for having amphetamines or opiates in her system during pregnancy because she’s never going to be tested for them.
Ironically, the one calling you an extremely naive child has all the hallmarks of a not-fully grown-up person.
I don’t think jail time is much of a deterrent for any crime, let alone substance abuse.
I suspect poverty plays a big part in it. But she could have terminated her pregnancy at 15 weeks and no one would have said a thing. It’s insane to throw her in prison for a miscarriage at that point. And I suspect if she’d had enough money for a decent lawyer things would have turned out differently
More affluent people get away with shit poorer people don't. It's been determined that moderate alcohol during pregnancy isn't as harmful as previously thought, but it's almost always referred to as "a glass of wine", which shows you who it's really ok for.
My point was more that the stuff that white/more affluent women do gets normalized a lot faster. I doubt people would find it nearly as acceptable to have some malt liquor as they would wine. If a more affluent woman said that she really needed to keep taking her Focalin during her pregnancy, people wouldn't be… Read more
So much this! I grew up in a dying single industry town. It’s like despair creeps in. Even infects the kids. The few of us who grew up and got out keep in touch a bit. It’s tragic to go back and visit. The weird thing is that none of us who grew up to be successful and living elsewhere have anything in common other… Read more
I’m not fond of the idea of people using illegal drugs while pregnant—or even legal drugs like alcohol—but there’s no way people should be remotely punished for infanticide. Because there’s literally no way to conclusively prove causation: it could have been a natural miscarriage and the drug use was coincidental.… Read more
smoking weed while pregnant or with small kids is now ok as well. I feel like even if decimation of all drugs happened tomorrow it would still be a reason to take children from poor Black and Brown mothers.
Most of the people I’ve known who used drugs during pregnancy also had a host of other complications going on (homelessness, food insecurity, abuse, etc) so it seems like it would be very hard to just be like “it’s the drugs”. Read more
There is so much misinformation about illegal drugs and pregnancy that’s it’s hard to have the conversation. I’m sure that it’s not good for pregnant people to use to drugs. it’s not good for the pregnant people and probably not good for the fetus. But how much the drugs play into Miss Poolaw’s miscarriage is unknown.… Read more
Yeah, I’m not about to listen to people talked about “the orange one” and “tiny hands” for 6 years turn around and be like “Someone who’s budget for tacky statement accessories could feed a family of four just voted against raising the minimum wage, but you can’t comment on appearances!”