Changes to drug test law would turn doctors into police for pregnant women, critics warn

May 13, 2015

Megan Skipper, a student at Auburn University who spoke on behalf of Planned Parenthood and Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity, said the change could lead to racial profiling, since it only requires the suspicion of drug use before notifying the authorities. Skipper also said it could hurt the patient-doctor relationship, especially for addicts.

“This law could create a great deal of fear for seeking care,” she said.