How Hospitals Are Secretly Drug Testing Pregnant Women

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May 10, 2023

Legal Momentum Legal Director, Jennifer Becker, and Legal Momentum client, Terisa, were heavily featured in a Newsweek piece about hospitals nonconsensually drug-testing pregnant women and the detrimental after effects this practice has on families. 


"Our position is that it doesn't matter what ultimately the test results are, there's a violation of pregnant patients," Legal Momentum's legal director Jennifer Becker, who is representing Terisa, told Newsweek, noting that marijuana is a legal substance in New York.

"The instant that a medical provider is taking their bodily fluid and testing it for drugs without their informed consent, that alone is a violation of bodily autonomy, privacy, patient rights, and really concerning."