For this discussion board, the class will debate/discuss whether women should be
For this discussion board, the class will debate/discuss whether women should be prosecuted for their behavior while pregnant. Assignment: 1) Prior to reading the article or writing your response, I would like you to ask yourself, "Should a woman be prosecuted if during her pregnancy she engages(d) in behavior that could potentially cause harm to the fetus?" 2) After pondering this question, read pages 1- 8 of this article, "Punishing Woman for the Behavior During Pregnancy" (the last 12 pages are appendixes that include court rulings that are interesting, but not required for the post) https://www.reproductiverights.org/sites/default/files/documents/pub_bp_punishingwomen.pdf Your original post: 3) After reading the article, and based on what you have learned about prenatal and early childhood development (through lecture/textbook), develop your original post in which you discuss whether women should be punished for potentially creating an unhealthy prenatal environment and or development. To earn full credit - You MUST explain your stance; do not make blanket statements such as "I think women should/should not be punished." Explain and support your answer using material from the article (points you agree or disagree with), and material about prenatal/infant development from the lecture to develop your argument.

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