NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Governor Bill Haslam is being asked to veto a bill by womens rights advocates and doctors that would allow charges of assault to be pressed against women who use narcotics while pregnant.
Supporters of the bill say the amount of babies born addicted to drugs is becoming to high, while opponents say women will avoid prenatal care and avoid help if a baby shows signs of dependance after birth.
If Haslam does not veto the bill Tennessee would be the first state to have such a law on its books.
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