Drug Debate: Will punishing women who take drugs while pregnant help, hurt, or both?

By on 02-Jun-14 01:05.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press posted the story “Drug Debate: Will punishing women who take drugs while pregnant help, hurt, or both?

No one wants to see babies born dependent on drugs. It’s easy for lawmakers, medical groups and women’s rights advocates to agree on that.

But they don’t always agree on how to curb the numbers of such births. Now the nation’s eyes are on Tennessee, where lawmakers passed a bill that allows pregnant women to be criminally charged if drug use harms their babies.

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