A woman in Pennsylvania is suing the Lawrence County Department of Children and Youth Services for taking her newborn baby away from her after she failed a routine drug test.
Eileen Bower claims she ate a salad with poppy seed dressing right before giving birth. While she was in labor, the hospital performed a routine drug test that revealed the presence of opiates in her system — which can sometimes be caused by consuming high amounts of poppy seeds. As a result, Bower's 2-day-old infant was taken away from her — for 75 days.
Should the state of Pennsylvania compensate Eileen Bower?