A new law in Tennessee that takes effect this summer will permit criminal charges against pregnant women who abuse drugs. Tennessee will be the only state where a woman can be prosecuted based on the potential impact her drug use can have on her unborn child. A woman will be able to get out of jail-time if they enroll in a treatment program.
In Tennessee 921 babies were born addicted to drugs just last year. What happens to these poor babies is horrifying.
ABC News got a chance to spend a few days in the Neonatal unit at a Tennessee hospital that specializes in these cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome.