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Tennessee Set to Criminalise Pregnant Women Who Use Illegal Drugs

Tennessee set to criminalise pregnant women who use illegal drugs
If Haslam passes the bill, which cleared both chambers of the state legislature last week with resounding majorities, Tennessee will become the first state in the union to hold women criminally accountable for illegal drug use during pregnancy, with …
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'My daughter was born a heroin addict': Mother says she can never forgive
A mother who smoked heroin while pregnant – and even during labour – says she will never forgive herself after her daughter was born an addict. Corraine Casey's daughter Georgia, now 11, was born addicted to the drug. Ms Casey, now 35, already had two …
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Drug czar slams criminalizing moms as Haslam mulls veto
Bill Haslam must make today about whether to sign legislation that would criminalize women who use drugs while pregnant. Then he let fly. “Under the Obama administration, we've really tried to reframe drug policy not as a crime but as a public health …
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