First lady Melania Trump spoke out about children born by parents who abuse opioids Monday, saying that she supports addiction recovery.
“Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released information on how States can cover the cost of treating babies suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). NAS occurs when babies are exposed to opioids or other addictive drugs during pregnancy, and then experience painful withdrawal symptoms during their first few weeks of life,” her statement read in part.
She added, “It is our responsibility to do all we can to ensure our most vulnerable are protected.”
“I am proud to support HHS in its continued efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.” (RELATED: ‘She’s NOT A Weakling’ — Reporter Who Covers Melania Trump Reveals Details)
US President Donald Trump (top L) and his wife Melania Trump (top R) walk down the stairs with US detainees Tony Kim (2nd from bottom), Kim Dong-chul (bottom) and Kim Hak-song (C) upon their return after they were released by North Korea, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on May 10, 2018. – US President Donald Trump greeted the three US citizens released by North Korea at the air base near Washington early on May 10, underscoring a much needed diplomatic win and a stepping stone to a historic summit with Kim Jong Un. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 07: U.S. first lady Melania Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House May 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump outlined her new initiatives, known as the Be Best program, during the event. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 07: U.S. President Donald Trump applauds after U.S. first lady Melania Trump spoke in the Rose Garden of the White House May 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Melania Trump outlined her new initiatives, known as the Be Best program, during the event. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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