The tiniest graves: Painkillers, pregnancy a tragic combination
July 20, 2012 § Leave a Comment
In the cemetery at Northern Ontario’s Fort Hope aboriginal community, the tiniest graves belong to miscarried fetuses, a testament to the Ojibway culture’s reverence for unborn life. Lately, their number has been multiplying at an unusual rate.
The little graves are the byproduct of one of the most disturbing aspects of Canada’s epidemic of prescription painkiller addiction: growing ranks of pregnant women hooked on Oxycodone or similar narcotics.