Iowa Senate Bill Requiring Newborns To Be Tested For Drugs Fails

(Des Moines, IA) -- An Iowa Senate Judiciary subcommittee stops a bill that would require hospitals to test all newborn babies for illegal drugs.

The measure would test blood from the umbilical cord.

If the sample tests positive, then the mother could be charged with child endangerment.

The subcommittee decided to postpone the bill indefinitely.

Baby Feet Close-up, monochrome

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