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Long Past Due: Constitution Protects Women in Prison from Unsafe Shackling During Childbirth

Last week a federal Court of Appeals held for the first time that the Constitution protects pregnant women in prison from unnecessary and unsafe shackling during labor and childbirth. Our video answers FAQs on shackling.

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In Labor and In Chains

Using restraints on women in prison during labor and delivery is cruel, inhumane and degrading and rarely justified on security grounds. Our video profiles a woman shackled during childbirth.

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Memo to ALL: “Personhood” Measures Really Will Hurt ALL Pregnant Women

Organizations committed to advancing a true culture of life, one that values the women who give that life, should join us in opposing Anti-Abortion “Personhood” Measures.

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Pre-Natal HIV Testing: What About Women’s Rights?

Compelling HIV testing runs the risk of alienating patients from their medical care provider, and in turn driving them from care.

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