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Montana Judge Dismisses Drug Charges Against Pregnant Woman

By McCarton Ackerman

Judge Jeffrey Langton said prosecuting Casey Gloria Allen would create a "slippery slope" for charging pregnant women for all kinds of "unhealthy" behavior. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Sept. 18, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Chinese cops formally arrest Jackie Chan's son, Wes Walker reinstated under new NFL drug policy, and police called to handle drunk skunk. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Aug. 27, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Sarah Silverman shows off vapor pen before Emmys, cocaine-stuffed tamales seized at airport, and students taught alcohol safety at pub. MORE  

West Virginia Struggles With 'Epidemic' of Drug-Addicted Mothers

By McCarton Ackerman

The Mountain State has seen a drastic number of pregnant addicts that far surpasses the national average. MORE  

Pregnancy Criminalization Laws Shed Light on Struggle of Mothers With Addiction

By Victoria Kim

Reproductive rights, criminal justice advocates, and most medical organizations have slammed Tennessee's draconian law punishing women addicts. MORE  

Tennessee Woman Charged With Assault For Using Meth While Pregnant

By Paul Gaita

Mallory Loyola is the first woman charged under the state's controversial new law. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 14, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Texas Rangers' Geovany Soto regrets pot arrest, drunk man steals friend's car and crashes into parklet, and Seattle's only pot shop runs out of weed in three days. MORE  

The Surprising Truth About Pre-Natal Cocaine Exposure

By John Lavitt

How a long-term study into so-called 'crack babies' ended with unexpected results. MORE  

Ohio Starts Program to Help Pregnant Women Addicted to Heroin

By Shawn Dwyer

Unlike nearby Tennessee, which will punish women with jail, Ohio will give a small number of pregnant women hope and a chance to give birth clean. MORE  

Tennessee Governor Signs Bill That Will Send Pregnant Women to Jail For Doing Drugs

By Shawn Dwyer

With the stroke of a pen, Governor Bill Haslam makes Tennessee the first state in the union to punish drug addicted mothers with jail time. MORE  

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