This article came from ABC News through an affiliate in Tennessee called Wate. <(click for link to original story)
This is the ABC’s piece on it. You may need both links because I cannot download the video (both articles have video). If I don’t have the video on my site that leaves you dependent on them. These guys post and remove stories all the time so hopefully one will stay up.
This law is very controversial. Many want drug addicted moms to get help, not to stay in hiding for fear of arrest. Others believe that getting babies high before they are even born is criminal.
I think babies being born addicted to drugs is criminal. Parent are touted as the anti-drug but not if they are getting their children loaded before they are even born. I think most of us would inform the local authorities if we saw a mom pouring beer into her nursing child’s bottle. Mother know they are pregnant within 2 or 3 months don’t they.
My parents watched me become a drunk. They had the authority to stop my drinking but not the will. It was too much effort. They avoided doing any parenting and I suffered for about 25 years.I am a Christian, I am supposed to forgive people. I cannot forgive my mother and father for standing by while I ran wild. I hate them for it. Imagine what damage will be done to a child who’s mother didn’t just watch, but actively engaged in turning them into an addict.
Here is a little more information.
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