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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. Visit http://www.motherjones.com/news_wire/fetal.html 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 at http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2000/06/15/grass/, 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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