I am a recovering addict and alcoholic. My journey includes a pregnancy in the midst of my addiction, and unnecessary shame and a lack of compassion at my OB-GYN’s office.
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?
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.
Amendment 62 in Colorado is sponsored by a Fetal Separatist movement that seeks to legally separate pregnant women and the fertilized eggs, embryos and fetuses inside them, depriving women of their right to life and liberty.