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Crack is Wack: Activism, Rhetoric, and the Creation of a Crisis Surrounding the Regulation of Prenatal Drug Use in New York City from 1987-1997

Bhaman, Salonee

This thesis first explores the legal landscape surrounding prenatal drug use in New York City in the late 80s and early 90s, then moves on to provide a brief history and profile of some of the progressive organizations that were created during the reform efforts of this period. Next, I explore the differences between these organizations and the Office of Mayor Giuliani through analysis of two bills proposed simultaneously in the New York State legislature in 1997. The New York State Hearing about one of them, Assembly Bill A-8217, acts as a useful case study into the various positions held within the debate.

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Milewski, Melissa
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B.A., Columbia University
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June 3, 2014
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