RH Reality Check
Rachel Roth is a reproductive justice scholar and advocate. As a Soros Justice Fellow, she is writing about the impact of imprisonment on women’s reproductive rights. She is the author of the book Making Women Pay: The Hidden Costs of Fetal Rights, co-author of the report Abortion Funding: A Matter of Justice, and a contributor to Defending Justice: An Activist Resource Kit and The Reproductive Justice Briefing Book. Her most recent publication is "She Doesn't Deserve to be Treated Like This": Prisons as Sites of Reproductive Injustice.
New Paper Series Explores Reproductive Justice Issues, Including What Happens to Pregnant Women in Prison
The treatment of pregnant women in prison exposes problems with mass imprisonment in the United States.
Five years after Mexico City decriminalized first-trimester abortion, the MARIA Fund helps women from other parts of Mexico to access safe abortion care. You can help them.
As the Massachusetts Legislature considers this year’s crop of criminal justice reform bills, one that has not gotten much attention is a measure to ensure proper treatment of pregnant women in jail and prison.
The California Legislature unanimously passed a bill to protect pregnant women from shackling; last-minute lobbying puts this important bill at risk.
For the second session in a row, the California Legislature has unanimously passed a bill to prohibit the shackling of pregnant incarcerated women. Will the Governor sign it into law?
American women won the right to vote in 1920. But how far have we come since on other issues important to women?
Two victories in one day: A federal jury in Tennessee affirms that shackling during labor violates women’s rights, and the Virginia Department of Corrections announces that it will no longer engage in the practice.
A new federal court decision adds weight to the campaign to ban the shackling of pregnant women.
As the federal government prepares to implement a law about sexual assault in prison, will it ensure women’s access to reproductive health care?
Two sisters released from prison on the condition that one give a kidney to the other. Can the government do this?