‘Two days after she gave birth to a healthy baby, 26-year-old Mallory Loyola of Tennessee was arrested. She was the first person to be charged under a law that went into place last week, which criminalizes women for narcotic drug use while pregnant. Tennesse’s is the first U.S. law to directly criminalize pregnant women for their actions while pregnant, and has been widely criticized.
The frightening implication of the law for women is that once one of
your eggs is fertilized—accidentally or not, and whether you’re aware
you’re pregnant or not—there goes your right to medical privacy.’
Read more: Outrage: Tennessee Arrests Its First Woman Under its New Pregnancy Criminalization Law