Tennessee law to permit criminal charges against pregnant moms who abuse drugs

CBS News posted the story “Tennessee law to permit criminal charges against pregnant moms who abuse drugs“.

A new law takes effect in Tennessee this summer that allows criminal charges to be brought against pregnant women who abuse drugs.

Tennessee will be the only place where a mother can be prosecuted based on the impact from drugs on her pregnancy. A mother can avoid going to jail if she enrolls in a drug treatment program.

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