News - Top Stories - New TN Law Protecting Newborns Against Drug Dependancy At Birth

July 13, 2014 7:22 PM

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According to a new Tennessee state law, it's now a crime for a pregnant woman to give birth to a child addicted to, or harmed by a narcotic drug.

Tennessee Republican Senator Bill Haslam signed the new bill back in April. It states any woman who gives birth to a child who is dependent on drugs or harmed by them, can face criminal charges. Thursday, a Madisonville woman was the first mother arrested after the baby she gave birth to, tested pos...

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