A Controversial New Law Can Charge Pregnant Women With Assault

July 16, 2014 6:30 PM

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A Controversial New Law Can Charge Pregnant Women With Assault

Addiction is such an incredibly powerful disease that I understand how people canfeel a certain way about it. However, with my own personal experience plus my education on the subject, I wish I was seeing different headlines out of Tennessee. Instead of feeding off of the shock factor, I wish there was a better understanding about addiction (and a stronger acceptance that it is a disease).

Tennessee has put forth a new state law that will charge any woman with assault if they use drugs or alcohol while pregnant. On one hand, many people in the area (as well as throughout the country), see this as being a good thing. I, on the other hand, share a different opinion because I think crimi...

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