Cherisse A Scott rails against Tennessee law proposal SB1391:
It’s all too easy for politicians to demonize a mother before we get to the root causes of her lived experiences. And it is too easy still for many in our state – and others – to impose a rational point of view on an irrational situation.
Hmmm. So, what does SB1391 propose?
… pregnant mothers of color and poor mothers could face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty of using illegal drugs.
Drug addiction isn’t a choice – it is a health problem, and jail is not the cure.
No, there’s only one person for whom drug addiction truly isn’t a choice.
And that’s the baby.