The Tennessean posted the story “Bill would punish Tennessee’s most vulnerable women“.
Gov. Bill Haslam should veto SB 1391 on the grounds that it would criminalize pregnancy for the most vulnerable women in Tennessee. Rather than punishing women who illegally use drugs while pregnant, we should be extending the Safe Harbor Act to encourage women who use nonprescription drugs to get the treatment they need, and to stay clean for the sake of their families and themselves. Policy analysts and political commentators across the world have voiced their concerns with SB 1391, arguing that it could have far-reaching consequences even for those who don’t use illegal drugs.