ACLU Press Release – 8/3/2006

The ACLU of Maryland has saluted a decision by the Maryland Court of Appeals that the state’s “reckless endangerment” statute does not apply to women who knowingly take drugs while pregnant. The ACLU was representing a woman who was found to have cocaine in her system during the birth of her baby, and successfully prosecuted for reckless endangerment. The Court of Appeals overturned the conviction. The ACLU was pleased. The baby had no comment.