So, the legislature put in a law protecting
fetuses precious unborn babies from being exposed to meth lab fumes. And DAs, or at least the DAs in southeast Alabama, are using this law to put new mothers in jail if they test positive for drugs at birth. I am not sure what exactly happened to doctor-patient confidentiality. Maybe they don’t have that in the Wiregrass. Also, apparently the reach of the Supreme Court of the United States doesn’t make it there, because SCOTUS already ruled that hospitals can’t turn over testing records to prosecutors.
Surprisingly, there is no word from “Troy King” in this story, but I’ll bet he thinks prosecuting new mothers is great. I’m surprised he isn’t prosecuting the babies. I mean, they have drugs in their systems too.