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"First Woman Arrested Under Tennessee Law That Criminalizes Pregnancy Outcomes Printer-friendly version Mallory Loyola was arrested and charged with simple assault two days after giving birth to her daughter In April of this year, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam acted against the recommendations of doctors, addiction experts, reproductive health organizations and nearly every national medical association and signed a measure that allows prosecutors to charge a woman with criminal assault if she uses narcotics during her pregnancy. Only a week after going into effect, the law has been used to arrest and charge a new mother with simple assault after she and her newborn tested positive for amphetamine, which is not a narcotic. Opponents of the new law share a concern that a lack of access to health care — Tennessee is among several states to have rejected the Medicaid expansion — and treatment facilities will result in the disproportionate targeting and jailing of poor mothers and mothers of color, particularly in rural districts throughout the state. “This law separates mothers from their children and is not patient-centered. Tennessee families who are already being hit the hardest by policies such as the failure to expand Medicaid, poverty and a lack of available drug treatment facilities will be most deeply impacted by this bill. Mothers struggling with drug addiction in Shelby County, rural communities throughout Tennessee and poor mothers and their families will be the ones who suffer the effects of this dangerous legislation the most.” https://portside.org/2014-07- 13/first-woman-arrested- under-tennessee-law- criminalizes-pregnancy- outcomes"
Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 07:26 AM:
Perry webster MERCY
> Hello I am currently 32 weeks pregnant, I planned on quitting marijuana 60 > days before my edd. I still get sick EVERY morning and on top of that I > recently fell down stairs injuring my ankle. I have been so sick since I > quit, and id really like too know my rights in Oregon on consent to drug > testing my baby when he is born. I really don't want CPS involved, nor do > I think it is necessary considering it is for medicinal use. They will > prescribe me Vicodin but look down on me for consuming medical marijuana? > I'm not understanding that, but I'd like to know the laws and my rights. > Thank you "
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Today, in a major victory for New Jersey’s pregnant women and families, the New Jersey Supreme Court announced a unanimous opinion in New Jersey Division of Youth & Family Services v. A.L. recognizing that the state’s child protection laws do not give the Division of Child Protection and Permanency jurisdiction or control over pregnant women and that positive drug tests on pregnant women and newborns do not alone establish neglect. The court also acknowledged the concerns of leading medical and public health organizations that application of child protection laws to the context of pregnancy can undermine maternal, fetal, and child health.
In this case, a mother, identified in court records as “A.L.,” gave birth to a healthy baby in September of 2007. The New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly the Division of Youth and Family Services) argued that positive drug screens for cocaine on A.L. and her newborn were sufficient evidence of harm or imminent harm to find that A.L. had neglected her child. A lower court and the Appellate Division agreed, not only finding neglect in this case but also declaring that New Jersey’s neglect law could be applied to the context of pregnancy. Today the New Jersey Supreme Court rejected these claims.
On appeal to the New Jersey Supreme Court, National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), along with Lawrence Lustberg, Esq. of Gibbons, PC, represented a group of fifty national and international medical, public health, and child welfare organizations, experts, and advocates including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Addiction Science Research and Education Center, and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. Amici in this case argued that the lower courts relied on popular misconceptions about drugs, pregnant women, and child welfare that lack any foundation in evidence- based, peer-reviewed research. --- Contact: National Advocates for Pregnant Women, 212-255-9252 -or- visit - advocatesforpregnantwomen.org "
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on 10/23/2010 at 10:28 AM:
Caffeine, antihistamines, alcohol, and smoke of any kind (due to oxygen deprivation and combustion of any material causing the release of carcinogens) are all known to be harmful to a developing baby, but there is surprising empirical evidence in studies by Dr. Melanie Dreher that points toward ganja doing more good than harm. However, I am scared that even though I am otherwise legal to use and grow (my very fine and all- organic) cannabis, eating an organic diet and taking the highest quality fish oil and organic, food-derived prenatals that I will be listed as a child abuser if I admit my ganja use to my midwife at my first prenatal appointment in two weeks.
I've been unable to find any solid information pertaining to procedure in the State of Oregon for moms admitting to eating, smoking or vaping cannabis while pregnant. I already love my baby very much and don’t want him/her taken away by Child Protective Services. Any reliable sources on this subject would be most appreciated."
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on 11/27/2009 at 8:15 AM:
however i am scared of testing pos at childbirth. here in north dakota the law has a zero tolerance policy toward marijuana. if anyone should know how hard they are on it it would be my family. my husband currently has possibly 3 B felonies hanging over his head b/c of an eighth and someadderall (his prescription med, he doesnt no where to get hard drugs so SENDCA(Drug Task Force)badgered him to sell his prescription. obviously the fact they have him in the system means they are looking at me too. in such a small community it doesnt take word long to travell. (getting caught here with seeds or stems will land you jail time, fines, and community service.they even took a friend of mines shotglass with a pot leaf on it and called THAT parifinalia) "
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I lost a niece at 3 weeks and supposedly momma never drank coffee and took every precaution she could but the results were still devastating. I think everyone is different and each person should do their own research to make a decision about continuing to use or not use medicinal marijuana throughout their pregnancy or beginning.
I am a medicinal marijuana patient before I got pregnant. I am lucky to eat once a day even with smoking. As for snatching your child, someone would have to make a report and doctors don't just start testing your baby after they are born unless you are severely drugged up on something harder than pot. With my daughter I was hooked an way worse stuff, caught a drug charge and when I found out I was pregnant at six months and weighed only 95 llbs I quit cold turkey. Right before she was born I weighed a wopping 170 and I am only 5'4
Like I mentioned she is the second smartest in her class and is amazing at everything. When I had her the police nor the doctors tested or did anything or even inquired about anything. i live in the states and that was my experience. Good luck to all and their decision making. I am making the same decision now but its hard to not use it because I would be depriving my unborn child of nutrition as I still have problems eating twice a day even being pregnant. "
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Enclosed below is input from FeedBack form
I smoked pot moderatly (11-20 joints a week) Throughout my whole pregnancy, and still do while breastfeeding.
I give credit to marijuana during my pregnancy. I suffered no morning sickness and was walking 3 km and working the day before I went into labor. Not to metion I was walking and peeing freely after labor (I know you other mothers know what I'm taling about.) I gained 35lb, and she was 6lb 8oz which is average, plus who wants a 10lb baby? Plus i was wearing prepregnancy jeans 4 weeks later. I wish I were part of a study so that the positive affects were recorded so that maybe Others will come forward and admit to doing the same thing. I don't know about you but here we can lose our kids if Child services is notified. So it makes me weary advocating the issue. I almost want to smoke it just to prove a point and show them their wrong, But since i'm smoking it anyway I might as well quiet others fears. DON'T FEEL GUILTY SMOKING WEED, IT'S NO WORSE THAN SMOKES!
Thanx for the feedback! We'll post this testimony and through it educate and encourage others. Best wishes to you and your little one. Keep at it so she and hers doesn't have to go thru the risks and may even enjoy the benefits of cannabis in a free world.