oes society's interest in protecting fetuses  justify coercive and/or punitive measures against pregnant women who  use alcohol, nicotine, or other drugs?

Please answer the following questions using at lease 3 paragraphs:

  1. One of the most important themes that I want  you to consider as you go through this course is the fact that there is  rarely a simple explanation for someone’s behavior. Bronfenbrenner’s  theory of development provides an excellent model for considering all of  the different types of variables that can impact our lives. We are  affected by personal variables (such as gender, appearance,  intelligence, personality, etc.), our immediate environments (such as  school or work), and the broader context (culture, government policies,  etc.). Your task for this discussion question is to generate at least  2-3 explanations as to why so many pregnant women in the United States  do not get adequate prenatal care. For each explanation, explain which  level(s) of Bronfenbrenner’s theory are applicable.
  2. Does society’s interest in protecting fetuses  justify coercive and/or punitive measures against pregnant women who  use alcohol, nicotine, or other drugs? If no, then why not? If yes, what  form should such measures take? What might be some of the potential  drawbacks or unintended consequences that might arise if we were to  enact such penalties or sanctions?
 

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