A Tennessee law makes motherhood a crime

http://www.southernstudies.org/2015/02/a-tennessee-law-makes-motherhood-a-crime.html

States have laws about parental drug use. But Tennessee’s law handcuffs new mothers, including ones who are poor, upon delivery. Treatment for those seeking help is rare. Image: <img height=”525″ alt=”&lt;p&gt;Brittany Nicole Hudson gave birth to a baby who tested positive for drugs. Hudson sought medical treatment for her addiction while pregnant but was turned away by two facilities because they had no room. (Photo courtesy of Brittany Nicole Hudson.)&lt;/p&gt; ” width=”615″ src=”http://www.southernstudies.org/sites/default/files/images/BrittanyNicoleHudsonTennesseeMom.jpg?1423755797“> Brittany Nicole Hudson gave birth to a baby who tested positive for drugs. Hudson sought medical treatment for her addiction while pregnant but was turned away by two facilities because they had no room. (Photo courtesy of Brittany Nicole Hudson.) Appreciate this post? Please donate & share below. Donate » Tweet » Share » Email » Reddit » Image Caption: &lt;p>Brittany Nicole Hudson gave birth to a baby who tested positive for drugs. Hudson sought medical treatment for her addiction while pregnant but was turned away by two facilities because they had no room. (Photo courtesy of Brittany Nicole Hudson.)&lt;/p> read more

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