Mothers Whose Babies are Born Addicted to Drugs Can be Charged Under New Law

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.

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