Pregnant People Who Use Drugs Deserve Supportive Policies and Treatment, Not Punishment

It is an unarguable fact: Pregnant people use opioids and other drugs. The stigma and discrimination they face, including when seeking prenatal care, can lead to worse outcomes for them and their babies. 

Addiction is a medical issue, not a moral one, and persistent stigma is a continued barrier to care. We must roll back punitive policies and create non-stigmatizing medical environments that can support pregnant people who use drugs. I