Dr. Anne Johnston, a neonatologist, remembers a time when she had a lot more conflict with child protection workers.
When social services received a report that a pregnant woman was an opioid addict, or that a baby had been born with opioid withdrawal symptoms, a state investigator would come to the hospital and start asking the woman pointed questions.
“I would think, ‘Why are you doing this? This mother seems very nice,’” Johnston recalls.
“That’s not a very educated . . .
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