Rep. Karen Bass: 1990s was the first time women abused drugs as much as men

Karen BassIronically, in the 1990s, when the crack cocaine epidemic hit, that was the first time that women started using drugs equal to men. It hadn’t happened before, and so families fell apart.

—Rep. Karen Bass (D–CA)

Reducing Unnecessary Barriers for Relative Foster Parents Act, House Floor, June 20, 2017

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