New moms in Tennessee would be charged if their baby was harmed by drug use during pregnancy

Published: 11/02/2019
New moms in Tennessee would be charged if their baby was harmed by drug use during pregnancy
Source: FOX59.COM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A recently proposed bill in Tennessee seeks to charge new mothers with assault if their baby is born addicted or harmed from drug use during pregnancy, WZTV reports. HB1168/SB0659 was filed last week by Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster) and Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma). According to the language used in the bill, if a woman uses an illegal narcotic drug while pregnant

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