WREG Memphis posted the story “Mothers Whose Babies are Born Addicted to Drugs Can be Charged Under New Law“.
Doctors at CHOICES for Reproductive Health call a new law unconstitutional, but Memphis area lawmakers are the ones who pushed for it in the first place.
The law will let prosecutors charge women who give birth to drug-addicted babies with a crime for hurting their kids.
District Attorney Amy Weirich said, “These would have to be illegal drugs – cocaine, marijuana, heroine – a day or two days before giving birth.”
Last year, more than 850 babies in Tennessee were born addicted to drugs, because of their mother’s habit.