Tennessee lawmakers introduce proposal to jail women for their pregnancy outcomes

Salon posted the story “Tennessee lawmakers introduce proposal to jail women for their pregnancy outcomes“.

Lawmakers in Tennessee are currently considering two proposals that could lead to the arrest and criminal prosecution of pregnant people found to be using drugs.

“While nobody wants to see a mom behind bars, we need to help them see the seriousness behind the offense and help them get the help they need,” said HB 1295 co-sponsor Rep. Roger Kane, a Republican from Knoxville.

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