Termination of parental rights for prenatal drug use violates women's Fourteenth Amendment procedural and substantive due process rights.
Pregnant women should be free to choose their method of childbirth, and should not be forced to choose a particular method of delivering their child.
Prosecuting women who carry pregnancies to term despite their drug addictions fails to further the states' goal of protecting fetal health, violates the Equal Protection rights of pregnant women, and is bad public policy.
Other Issues in this Volume
- Combating the Color-Coded Confinement of Kids: An Equal Protection Remedy
- Lifting Burdens, Proof, Social Justice, and Public Assistance Administrative Hearings
- Justice System and Domestic Violence: Engaging the Case but Divorcing the Victim, The
- As Every Schoolboy Knows: Gender, Land, and Native Title in the United States
- Radical King: Perspectives of One Born in the Shadow of a King
- Dr. King and Parents Involved: The Battle for Hearts and Minds
- Civil Rights, Immigrants' Rights, Human Rights: Lessons from the Life and Works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Surveillance and Identity Performance: Some Thoughts Inspired by Martin Luther King