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Tennessee bill charges would impose on an assault charge, if the baby is born used addicted to mom’s drugs

State sen Janice Bowling (left) and State Rep. Terri Weaver (right) have proposed a bill that would require women to use the drug during their pregnancy with a body injury, if the child is injured or born addicted to drugs.
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Tennessee lawmakers have proposed, a bill that would require women to drug use during her pregnancy with bodily injury, if the child is injured or born addicted to drugs.

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The bill, supported by State Rep. Terri Weaver, R-Lancaster, and state Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, which would allow prosecutors charge women who use illegal drugs during pregnancy and the child harm as a result, Fox 17 reported.

The legislature included a provision, which would allow you to escape someone, the prosecution, if it is enrolled in a recovery program prior to the birth, and closes the program after that, regardless of the child’s condition.

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A similar bill was reported in Tennessee in 2014 on a trial basis, so that a defense, if the women went to the treatment, after the child was born, WREG.

If passed, the bill will take effect 1.July.

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