PA's high court: pregnant women who take illegal drugs won't face c. abuse charges

12.31.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The 5-2 decision comes amid the U.S. opioid epidemic, and it includes abuse by pregnant women that can result in early labor, stillbirth and withdrawal symptoms for newborns.

The case involves a baby girl who spent 19 days in Williamsport Medical center last year for drug dependence after her mother used opioids and marijuana during the pregnancy.

Pro-family groups say how we treat ourselves and others does matter.