For at least several years, Alameda County sheriffs and medical personnel have routinely conducted pregnancy tests on thousands of prisoners, old and young, fertile and sterile, willing or not. It’s a practice that isn’t shared by any other jails in California. No one can say for exactly how long Alameda County jails have been forcing arrested women to take pregnancy tests, and no one can really explain why.
In 2003, Savana Redding, a 13-year-old honor student at Safford Middle
School in Arizona, was suspected by school administrators of carrying
and distributing illegal drugs after a fellow student alleged that she
What do aspirin, field trips, and abortion have in common?