Law Passed Pregnant women who use drugs are going to jail

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Since: Apr 10

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#1 Apr 30, 2014
Better get your act together ladies.
Knee jerk

Johnson City, TN

#2 May 1, 2014
Its a bad law it want go as Republicans think it will unless you like to pay more taxes to build bigger jails every other year . Poor unborn children .
drugs

Anonymous Proxy

#4 May 1, 2014
are sugar and caffeine included?

Since: Apr 14

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#5 May 2, 2014
AND THEN WHAT?! A woman that has hit rock bottom and has turned to using cocain/meth/synthetics/heroin/ pain pills while pregnant will not be concerned about jail time. Someone who has that big of an issue needs a lot more than just jail and fines. If anything, I feel this will make it harder for this mother to accept her responsibility as a parent.
ABORTION bait

Johnson City, TN

#6 May 2, 2014
At least these people will have a clear head and not use the old rusty coat hanger to stay out of jail hard drugs leave the rational mind in tack right ? Bad ideal you made Republicans there has to be another way God forgives so should we for the sake of the child .

Since: Apr 14

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#7 May 2, 2014
ABORTION bait wrote:
At least these people will have a clear head and not use the old rusty coat hanger to stay out of jail hard drugs leave the rational mind in tack right ? Bad ideal you made Republicans there has to be another way God forgives so should we for the sake of the child .
You are correct in every sense. There are dark motives here.
finally

United States

#8 May 2, 2014
Bout time!!!!!!! This is about the children not the mothers.the law is about the children so they don't come into this world as crack babies or met heads with no choice in the matter.if you are a mother and this law bothers you then you need to get off the drugs yourself and thank the gods above this law wasn't passed when your children were born.its about damn time!!!!!!!

Since: Apr 14

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#9 May 2, 2014
finally wrote:
the law is about the children so they don't come into this world as crack babies or met heads with no choice in the matter.
Sober up and have my baby.
Or
Stay drugged up and have an abortion.

Selfish, intoxicated, addicted, pressured, scared, alone, confused, rejected, poor.... these feelings are directly associated to hard drug addiction and will more than likely lead to a poor decision that will affect her life, the fathers life, and the growing babies life.. forever. Unstable addicts don't have an issue kicking the kids to the curb when they are 5 and crying for food. Why would they have any issue at all avoiding the actual birth? They can get right back to their drugs and avoid prosecution... that's a win for them.

This is a very complex issue that needs a whole lot more than some rigid law (that's NOT for the children) laid down.
Case Solved

Jonesborough, TN

#10 May 3, 2014
Druggies couldn't care less about laws.
finally

United States

#11 May 3, 2014
Locness you jus dumb
finally

United States

#12 May 3, 2014
They have a choice now to be responsible for their future child or face the bars.statistically Tn needed it this.locness you jus dumb
finally

United States

#13 May 3, 2014
This law is perfect. praise Jesus.locness you jus bout dumb

Since: Apr 14

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#14 May 3, 2014
Statistics say there is more than just 1 issue. And, common sense (should) tell us that drugs and unplanned pregnancy go hand in hand.

I'll be dumb, step back, and watch this happen.
finally

United States

#15 May 3, 2014
You don't have a choice lol

Since: Jan 12

Johnson City, TN

#16 May 3, 2014
Who GETS to Determine the ADDICTION? The WISE OWL CPS/Juvenile Court? Will MEDICAL EVIDENCE be required? How much of WHAT in system? Since US banned from some foreign adoption countries, is this another WAY to PROVIDE BABIES? What resources or drug rehabilitation centers are going to be offered to Mothers under the influence of drugs that ask for help once they realize they are pregnant and were a drug user? What about prescribed drugs by a doctor? This law will, I am afraid, will become as unmanageable as CPS/DCS lawless policies and procedures are to PROTECT children removed from Targeted individuals and placed in foster homes WORSE than the one removed from! I strongly believe that the Mother should NOT USE DRUGS while pregnant for I DO BELIEVE it affects the babies as do smoking, etc.

I think most people on drugs are so incoherent and using such bad judgment for they spend their lives acquiring drugs, using drugs, and trying to support their drug habit that they have little else to think about much less a baby! Require MANDATORY DRUG DETOX and rehabilitation which would be CHEAPER than housing a PRISONER!

Since: Apr 14

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#17 May 3, 2014
reclaim rights wrote:
Who GETS to Determine the ADDICTION? The WISE OWL CPS/Juvenile Court? Will MEDICAL EVIDENCE be required? How much of WHAT in system? Since US banned from some foreign adoption countries, is this another WAY to PROVIDE BABIES? What resources or drug rehabilitation centers are going to be offered to Mothers under the influence of drugs that ask for help once they realize they are pregnant and were a drug user? What about prescribed drugs by a doctor? This law will, I am afraid, will become as unmanageable as CPS/DCS lawless policies and procedures are to PROTECT children removed from Targeted individuals and placed in foster homes WORSE than the one removed from! I strongly believe that the Mother should NOT USE DRUGS while pregnant for I DO BELIEVE it affects the babies as do smoking, etc.
I think most people on drugs are so incoherent and using such bad judgment for they spend their lives acquiring drugs, using drugs, and trying to support their drug habit that they have little else to think about much less a baby! Require MANDATORY DRUG DETOX and rehabilitation which would be CHEAPER than housing a PRISONER!
Nice post, agree 100%.
WordofWisdom

Jonesborough, TN

#18 May 4, 2014
We need a new jail with more cells. This is absolute proof.
ABORTION baiting

Jonesborough, TN

#19 May 4, 2014
Yes even in the fog of drugs they don't want jail so guess what they will do . Rusty coat hangers for the ones who cannot afford a real abortion . GOP knee jerk laws cause more troubles than they ever help .

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