Tennessee’s bill isn’t just anti-mother – it’s anti-poor, anti-family, anti-doctor

The Guardian posted the story “Tennessee’s bill isn’t just anti-mother – it’s anti-poor, anti-family, anti-doctor“.

There is dangerous legislation sitting on the desk of my governor, Bill Haslam, and if he doesn’t veto it in the next few days, pregnant mothers of color and poor mothers could face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty of using illegal drugs.

As a black woman and a mother working to support the human rights of other black women, women and girls of color, as well as poor women here in Tennessee, I find SB1391, which passed both chambers of the state legislature here recently, to be another direct assault on our bodies by politicians. But the bill is, on a more basic level, counterproductive to what Tennessee touts as its primary investment: families.

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