Using Meth During Pregnancy Not a Crime
Laramie, Wy – A district judge in Lander dismissed a child endangerment case against a woman whose newborn child tested positive for methamphetamine.
The judge says 31-year-old could not be charged with endangering her child by using meth during pregnancy because the state law does not apply to fetuses.
Prosecutors say the ruling makes it clear the Legislature must
amend the law if the state is to protect unborn children from drugs.