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.