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Continuing the efforts among the misogynist wing of the GOP to make The Handmaid's Tale a blueprint for society.

Tennessee just became the first state that will jail women for their pregnancy outcomes

Tennessee has become the first state in the nation to pass a law criminalizing women for their pregnancy outcomes. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam took the 10 days allotted to him to consider the advice of doctors, addiction experts and reproductive health groups urging him to veto the punitive and dangerous measure that allows prosecutors to charge a woman with criminal assault if she uses illegal drugs during her pregnancy and her fetus or newborn is considered harmed as a result. Haslam ignored these recommendations — and the recommendations of nearly every major medical association, including the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy — and signed the measure anyway.


The law does nothing to expand treatment options for women in Tennessee...

The AMA, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists are among the major medical associations opposing such bills, which will only discourage them from seeking medical care.

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