National Catholic Register posted the story “This Law is Not Pro-Life“.
Tennessee is waiting to see if its governor will sign a law which would hold pregnant women criminally accountable for drug use. If a baby is harmed by his mother’s drug use, then under this law, the mother may be charged with criminal assault, with a penalty of up to 15 years in prison.
Pro-lifers. Does this sound like Tennessee is getting tough to save babies’ lives? Then think about what will actually happen if a law like this gets passed. Yes, we hate the idea that women are harming their unborn babies. Yes, we hate the idea that women are harming themselves with (already illegal, already prosecutable!) drug activity. We want to use any means necessary to protect innocent people.