Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Wyoming Considering Law to Prosecute Mother’s of Newborn Children Who Test Positive for Exposure to Methamphetamine in the Womb

The Wyoming Legislature is expected next month to consider a new law that would expand the state's criminal child endangerment statute to allow prosecution of mothers whose newborns test positive for exposure to methamphetamine in the womb. It is also expected to consider another bill that would imposte an additional 20-year penalty on a defendant who is found guilty of murdering a pregnant woman. Source: Ben Neary, AP, Billings Gazette, billingsgazette.com. The story may be found by clicking here (last visited February 1, 2006, reo).  Download Wyoming_House_Bill_HB0087_as_prepared_for_introduction..pdf

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