ObamaCare’s War on Pregnant Women

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by Kevin Jackson

While Obama act like he cares about women, he pays them less, and ObamaCare deals a blow to women as well. Will the Republicans seize the day on this?

In what may be a national move, Tennessee has become the first state in the nation to pass a law criminalizing women for their pregnancy outcomes. The law proposed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam 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.

Pre-ObamaCare the excuse given to these felonious drug-addicted women was “the poverty excuse.” Opponents of the new law criminalizing women who have drug-addicted babies were concerned about the lack of access to health care and treatment facilities. They argued that this type of law would result in the disproportionate targeting and jailing of poor mothers and mothers of color, particularly in rural districts throughout the state.

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