I'm not sure I get this reasoning
I do not want to start an argument about abortion. I understand the child endangerment in the article below. What I do not get is that if she went for an abortion it would be ok to harm the child??? I do not understand how the law can protect an unborn child from illegal drugs but does not protect that same unborn child from an abortion.
The problem with this that most people don't like to think about is that this does NOTHING to help the mother or the fetus. What you WILL guarantee is that women will not get prenatal care or seek treatment if they have substance abuse issues. They will be too afraid to go to jail. So if lawmakers are trying to figure out how to ensure that babies born to mothers who are addicted have less of a chance of survival well, this would be a good way to go about it.