- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house Passed September 8th, 2015Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Energy and CommerceHealthIntroducedMarch 19th, 2015
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As heroin and other opioids have become more widely available, the prevalence of abuse by pregnant mothers has increased — tragically harming their unborn children. Increased research would allow for a better-informed strategy to combat this growing threat.
The sad truth of this situation is that there will always be drug abuse that negatively impacts the health of mothers and their unborn or infant children. It is unrealistic to think that the government will eliminate it, so those efforts should be left to private groups.