Erin L. Wikle, assistant to the dean in the College of Pharmacy, has published an article on new Tennessee legislation impacting women who use narcotic drugs while pregnant. The law, effective July 1, states that a woman can be prosecuted for assault if she takes a narcotic drug while pregnant and the baby is born addicted, is harmed or dies as a result. Wikle discusses services offered by The Salvation Army in Tennessee to support both the mother and effected family members. She also proposes key questions that result from the controversy of the legislation. Click here to read the article.
As an active member of The Salvation Army, Wikle has served as an opinions columnist for New Frontier Publications since 2004. Usually offering articles addressing controversial faith-related matters impacting the Evangelical church. New Frontier Chronicle is the source of news and networking for The Salvation Army. With a circulation of more than 21,000 worldwide, it has set the standard among the organization’s publications for more than 30 years with a goal to empower readers to communicate the organization’s mission through actionable and applicable content.