|Yeshiva Darchei Noam- Jerusalem|
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
This week, the governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam, is expected to sign a law that would allow criminal charges to be filed against pregnant women who harm their unborn child by taking illegal drugs. , SB1391, which was passed by bipartisan majorities in both houses of the state legislature, would make Tennessee the first state to explicitly declare women criminals should their drug use be deemed a factor in miscarriages, stillbirths or infants born with withdrawal symptoms. Convicted mothers could be put behind bars for up to 15 years.
But according to women’s health advocates, the true aim of the bill has far less to do with tackling drug addiction than it does with establishing so-called personhood measures—the pro-life’s movement’s latest and most brazen tactic for denying women access to abortion by granting their fetuses full constitutional rights