Clock ticking for Haslam to sign bill criminalizing pregnant drug use

Nashville Post posted the story “Clock ticking for Haslam to sign bill criminalizing pregnant drug use“.

Gov. Bill Haslam must decide by Tuesday whether he’ll endorse a push from the legislature to charge women with assault for abusing drugs while pregnant.

The issue has drawn fire from across the country from groups arguing the change would drive women to having more abortions or avoiding prenatal care. Attention has spanned from women’s rights groups and the ACLU to the editorial pages of the New York Times.

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