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PA: Court rules mothers’ drug use in pregnancy isn’t child abuse
Associated Press – December 28, 2018
Pennsylvania’s highest court ruled Friday that mothers who use illegal drugs while pregnant cannot be considered perpetrators of child abuse against their newly born children under the state’s child protection law. The Supreme Court’s main opinion said the law’s definition of a child does not include fetuses or unborn children, and victims of perpetrators must be children under the Child Protective Services Law.
Also: Pennsylvania high court: Pregnant women who take drugs not guilty of child abuse: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/12/28/Pennsylvania-high-court-Pregnant-women-who-take-drugs-not-guilty-of-child-abuse/9491546023909/