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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Elizabeth Mort Tested Positive ! ! !

The commonwealth of Pennsylvania took away Elizabeth Mort's young daughter away after the hospital where the daughter was born reported the mother for testing positive on a drug test.......

Elizabeth Mort’s daughter was taken by the state a mere day after they returned from the hospital......
A pair of Lawrence County Children and Youth Services caseworkers and two police officers showed up at Elizabeth Mort’s door bearing a court order legally entitling them to seize the daughter.......

The state grabbed the baby and held her for five days.....

BUT WAIT ! ! !
There was a problem....
According to the ACLU complaint filed on the couple’s behalf, urine tests administered to Mort by her obstetrician during the pregnancy were uniformly negative for drugs......

While a federal employee would fail a drug test if they exceed a threshold of 2,000 nanograms/mL of opiate metabolites, a patient at Jameson Hospital would fail if they exceed a threshold of just 300 nanograms/mL -- or just 100 nanograms/mL for morphine. At such low thresholds, there’s a good chance other parents will have to suffer -- and likely have already suffered -- the pain of having their child taken away from them based on nothing more than their choice of breakfast food.