Unborn Covered Under Chemical Endangerment Law

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The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled in favor of new protections for unborn children.

Alabama law makes it a crime to endanger children chemically by exposing them to illegal drugs. For example, it would protect children whose parents might be involved in activities like methamphetamine labs.

But the court ruled the law also applies to pregnant women.

Alabama's Attorney General Luther Strange called the ruling an affirmation that all life, pre-natal or post-natal, should be protected by law.

"It is a tremendous victory that the Alabama Supreme Court has affirmed the value of all life, including those of unborn children whose lives are among the most vulnerable of all," Strange said in a press release.

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