Mothers Will Not Be Silenced By Stigma & Shame – Huffington Post

“Mothers across the globe have a special bond, and we share our frustrations, outrage and tears. Our families have been torn apart by punitive prohibitionist drug war policies that have decimated the lives of our loved ones and robbed us of our innate and natural rights to protect our children. Our families are the casualties of the drug war. We’ve experienced too many precious lives lost and we’ve been stripped of countless human liberties. A generation of young people are growing up without a father in their home because he has been locked behind bars for a drug charge; parents are grieving the loss of children to accidental and preventable overdose; and there are empty chairs at dining room tables across the globe due to unfathomable human loss caused by drug war violence.”