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No matter the final compromise on the heroin bill, I urge you to protect pregnant mothers seeking treatment and their unborn children. The Catholic Conference of Kentucky advocates for policies that uphold the sanctity of life and the dignity of each human person. Legislation aimed at preventing deaths from drug overdoses, which includes a "No Charge" Good Samaritan provision, will preserve life in Kentucky by encouraging bystanders to make a life saving 911 call when they are with someone who has overdosed on drugs. We implore Kentucky lawmakers to do everything possible to fight drug abuse in our state, which has the third highest overdose mortality rate in the United States.
As a community, we must ensure that mothers who are seeking treatment for addiction while pregnant are not penalized. There must be robust systems in place to help mothers break the cycle of addiction and protect these infants from withdrawal. We must find treatment centers with inpatient and outpatient options that can admit pregnant women within 48 hours. These centers must be affordable and provide multiple forms of support such as medical Adidas Superstar Online care, mental health, education, housing, child care and job skills.