Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Criminalizing Pregnant Women

RH Reality Check posted the story “Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Criminalizing Pregnant Women“.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill Tuesday that will allow criminal charges against women who struggle with drug dependency during their pregnancy.

The measure will also single out users of illegal street drugs, despite the fact that 41 percent of infants born addicted to drugs in Tennessee have that condition because their mothers are addicted to prescription painkillers.

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