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Perinatal Drug Testing (2022)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2022-05-06

Duration: 00:03:00

Subjects: Pregnant women | Substance abuse


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Gillispie-Bell, Veronica Interviewee


This segment from the May 6, 2022, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on a bill requiring pregnant women to be tested for illegal drugs before giving birth. She reports that drug overdoses are the number one cause of death for pregnant women. She interviews Veronica Gillispie-Bell, the director of Louisiana Perinatal Collaborative Mortality Review.