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Oklahoma Bill to Charge Pregnant Drug Users With Assaulting Fetus Passes Senate Committee

Pregnant women who use drugs could face criminal assault charges under a measure that was approved with a unanimous 37 to 0 vote in Oklahoma’s Senate Appropriations Committee. Senate Bill 559 would change the definition of assault to include the illegal use of a drugs by a child’s mother while the mother is pregnant. A …

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