The Tennessean posted the story “Campaign to stop drug babies bill came too late“.
Gov. Bill Haslam heard the opposition. He hardly could have missed it, as a nationwide campaign exploded in the 10 days leading up to one of his most crucial decisions this legislative session.
Would he sign a law allowing women to be criminally charged for drug use during pregnancy?
With the proposal on the Republican governor’s desk, thousands of petitioners, national medical associations, reproductive rights advocates and editorial writers bombarded him with demands for a veto.