Proposed Tennessee Law Would Punish Drug-Addicted Pregnant Women

Cosmopolitan posted the story “Proposed Tennessee Law Would Punish Drug-Addicted Pregnant Women“.

In the first legislative victory of its kind, the Tennessee Senate and House have now passed a measure that would allow criminal assault charges to be brought against Tennessee women who use drugs during their pregnancy. Now the legislation heads to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R) for either his signature or his veto.

The bill would allow pregnant women in Tennessee to be prosecuted for assaultive offenses for using illegal narcotics during pregnancy or if the child is born “addicted to or harmed by the narcotic drug.”

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