Tennessee set to criminalise pregnant women who use illegal drugs

The Guardian posted the story “Tennessee set to criminalise pregnant women who use illegal drugs“.

Tennessee is poised to become the first state in the US to criminalise pregnant women for harm caused to their foetuses or newborn babies as a result of addiction to illegal drugs.

The proposal, SB 1391, is expected to land on the desk of Bill Haslam, the Republican governor, early next week. He will then have 10 days to decide whether to sign it into law.

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