SB1391- Bad Medicine in Tennessee for Pregnant and Drug-addicted Women
A July law could lock up new mothers who are on drugs, a move that some say will inflict even more harm
Excerpt: In theory, a woman who gives birth to a sick baby could avoid the misdemeanor-assault charge that SB1391 carries by successfully completing a court-approved drug-rehab program. But for a number of reasons, including widespread stigma of methadone and insufficient spots in the clinics, seeking treatment may not protect pregnant addicted women from a stint in jail.
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