Fetal Abuse: A growing
number of women are being criminally prosecuted or having their children
taken from them for doing drugs while pregnant. After years of hibernation,
the legal concept of 'fetal rights' is apparently making a comeback, to
the alarm of women's rights advocates and health-care professionals.
to read this new story from Mother Jones.
In addition to the ecstasy
articles noted above, salon.com has published two pieces on the recently
released documentary Grass, narrated by Woody Harrelson -- a review, online
and an interview with comic book artist Paul Mavrides, who provided graphics
for the movie, online at http://www.salon.com/ent/col/2000/06/15/mavrides/.
Famed movie critic reviewed
Grass this week, taking the opportunity to roundly criticize prohibition
of drugs. Visit http://www.suntimes.com/output/ebert1/grass16f.html
to read it in the Chicago Sun-Times.
The Shaved Head anti-drug
war comedy routine by Chris Arcudi has been reviewed in the magazine Back
Stage, online at http://www.backstage.com/ShowGuide/la/sla2000061460607.asp.
Arcudi has three performances left in Los Angeles, June 15-17; call (323)
850-8956 for information.
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Issue #141, 6/16/00
On Campus: Drug and Alcohol Arrests Increase, Hampshire College Students Establish Fund to Assist Drug Offenders Losing Aid, Campaign Spreads | USA Today Editorial Supports HEA Campaign, Other Press, What You Can Do | Goodbye to Peter McWilliams | Colombia Answers: Civil Society Asks US Congress to Reject "Plan Colombia" | Alert: Colombia Vote in US Senate MONDAY | Two Strains of Cannabis Politics: Hemp and Marijuana in Kentucky | Holland to Hooligans: Mellow Out, Dudes -- Dutch Authorities Use Cannabis to Tranquilize Potential Soccer Rowdies | Washington State Democratic Party Adopts Sweeping Drug Reform Planks | Follow That Story, Part I: McCarthyism in Syracuse | Follow That Story, Part II: Faint Glimmers of Hope in Texas | Hawaii: Nation's First Medical Marijuana Legislation Signed Into Law, Visiting Governors Suffer Symptoms of Contact High | Kansas City Star Strikes Again: Asset Forfeiture Series Exposes Police End-Runs Around State Laws | NEW JERSEY Alert: Whitman Joins Ecstasy Panic, Calls for New Penalties | Ecstasy Panic: Salon.com Coverage and Other Info | Alert: Help Save Freedom of Speech from the Drug War | Alert: Minnesota Medical Marijuana | Media Scan | Hepatitis Outreach Resources | Event Calendar
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