“The first time I saw a copy of North Carolina bill S297, it was from a prankster friend. I thought I was being punk’d. I thought someone, knowing how crazy it makes me when politicians play doctor, wrote this phony bill and said it was up for consideration in the NC legislature.
When more reputable people sent me similar notices, I found out this bill is for real.
Republican Brent Jackson presented this bill, which reads, “A woman may be prosecuted for assault under G.S. 14-33(a) for the illegal use of a narcotic drug as defined in G.S. 90-87, while pregnant, if her child is born addicted to or harmed by the narcotic drug and the addiction or harm is a result of her illegal use of a narcotic drug taken while pregnant.”
The bill goes on to say that the pregnant woman has a defense to prosecution if she is involved in a treatment program before delivery, stayed in the treatment program after delivery and – get this – completed the program.
This is not a good law.”
Source: Dr. Jana Burson – April 12, 2015