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Advocates Unite to Oppose Criminalization of Being Pregnant

More than 50 organizations and experts in the fields of medicine, public health, and child welfare asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to reject the state’s decision to incarcerate Amber Lovill because she was pregnant.

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Giving Birth in Chains: The Shackling of Incarcerated Women During Labor and Delivery

As birthing choices are increasingly part of the public
conversation, pregnant women are increasingly empowered to decide what sort of care is right for their bodies and their child. Except for those pregnant women who are incarcerated.

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