NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Opponents of a Tennessee bill that would punish pregnant women who abuse narcotics say it will have the unintended consequence of hurting the very people it's supposed to protect: the babies.
Doctors and women's rights advocates have called on Gov. Bill Haslam to veto a bill that would allow women to be charged with assault if they abuse narcotics while pregnant and then give birth to a child who is dependent on drugs. National Advocates for Pregnant Women says despite attempts by other states, Tennessee is the first state to pass such a law.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Court records show that all of the circuit judges here in Rutherford County have recused themselves from hearing the lawsuit over the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro mosque cemetery.
A group of residents filed the suit after county officials approved a request from the Center that sought a permit for the cemetery.
Chancellor Robert Corlew II stepped down last month at the request of mosque attorney John Green.