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Justice for Alex Hill, Removed from Parents for Marijuana and Murdered in Foster Care

Justice for Alex Hill, Removed from Parents for Marijuana and Murdered in Foster Care

Trigger Warning: This article discusses the removal of a child from biological parents for marijuana use, child abuse and the murder of a child while in foster care. Beautiful baby Alexandria Hill was removed from her parent’s custody because they naively admitted to Child Protective Services that they sometimes used marijuana at night, after Alex […]

National Advocates for Pregnant Women Speaks Up on SCOTUS Ruling

National Advocates for Pregnant Women Speaks Up on SCOTUS Ruling

In the abortion clinic access decision last week, and again on June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court reminded us that all women, including pregnant women and their families, must continue to fight for our human rights to health, living wage work, and to be recognized as full and equal members of society. Yesterday’s two 5-4 […]

Child Protective Services & Family Court: The Last Gasp of the Drug War

Child Protective Services & Family Court: The Last Gasp of the Drug War

PHOTO: Jonathan Oakley What’s worse than going to jail for cannabis?  Your children taken away by child protection services for it.  If you’re incarcerated, you receive a specific custodial sentence — which may be reduced for good behavior or perhaps even commuted — during which you are guaranteed visits with your family.  You can count down […]