Discussion Board Prompt: Do you think that mothers who use drugs during pregnanc

Discussion Board Prompt:
Do you think that mothers who use drugs during pregnancy should face criminal prosecution?
If so, do you think this policy might keep some pregnant women from getting prenatal care and having a hospital delivery?
How far should the prosecution go?
What alternative solutions can you suggest?
Is fetal abuse equivalent to child abuse?
Should fathers who use drugs during their partner’s pregnancy face criminal prosecution? [According to Windham & others (1992), maternal exposure to environmental tobacco smoke for one hour or more per day is associated with spontaneous abortion. According to Roeleveld & others (1992), paternal smoking is related to mental retardation in offspring.]

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