“There’s a growing consensus in the U.S. that drug addiction is a public health issue, and sufferers need treatment, not prison time. But good luck if you are pregnant.
“A short film released Monday shines a light on a recent trend among states to criminally prosecute women for using drugs while pregnant. The video, created by Brave New Films, investigates the effect of ‘feticide laws’ across the country. Originally passed to protect pregnant women from violence, women’s health advocates say these laws are now being used to prosecute pregnant women themselves.”