CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1991
Norplant, the first major new contraceptive in three decades, won't be on the market until next month. But already a judge in Tulare County is seeking to coerce its use as a condition of probation. The ruling is being challenged as unconstitutional. It is difficult to steer a proper course between the rights of the individual and the public good. In this case, the judge has steered off course. First, the facts: Convicted felon Darlene Johnson 27, is the pregnant single mother of four children.