New TN law criminalizes drug addiction while pregnant

Digital Journal posted the story “New TN law criminalizes drug addiction while pregnant“.

Gov. Bill Haslem of Tennessee has signed a bill into law that will charge pregnant women with misdemeanor assault if they are addicted to drugs.

The law will go into effect July 1 despite heavy opposition to it by women’s rights groups, pregnant women’s advocates, and the ACLU.

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