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Hospitals stop automatically reporting babies born with drugs in system, because ‘racist’

Posted on AllSides April 9th, 2024
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A major Massachusetts hospital group has reviewed studies showing that “Black pregnant people” are more likely to be tested and reported for drug use than “white pregnant people,” and they have come up with a stunning solution: Stop automatically reporting to state child welfare agencies babies born with illegal substances in their systems.

In the name of “health equity,” Mass General Brigham announced on Tuesday that they are updating policies “that automatically trigger mandatory filings with child welfare agencies when a pregnant individual is engaged in treatment for substance use...

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