· · · · · 

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.

· · · · · 

The MARIA Fund: Supporting Women’s Access to Abortion in Mexico

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.

· · · · · 

Now is the Time to Stop Shackling Pregnant Women in California

The California Legislature unanimously passed a bill to protect pregnant women from shackling; last-minute lobbying puts this important bill at risk.

· · · · · 

How Long Must Californians Wait to Safeguard Pregnant Women’s Rights in Prison?

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?

· · · · · 

Pregnant Women Need Health Care, Not Jail Time

We must put an end to policies that undermine basic constitutional principles in order to lock up the pregnant women and mothers who need health care most.

· · · · · 

Is Locking Up Pregnant Women the New Cure for State Financial Woes and Mental Health Problems?

Lawmakers in Alabama and Indiana are moving to arrest and incarcerate pregnant women with mental illness and drug addiction, and charge them with harming their fetus.  National Advocates for Pregnant Women is working to defend the basic rights of pregnant women suffering from mental illness, severe depression, or any other health problem to be treated like other human beings experiencing the same problems.

· · · · · 

Morning Roundup: Nancy Pelosi Fires Back

Pelosi speaks out on the anti-choice assault on women’s rights, a Thai airline seeks to hire transgender women as flight attendants, women use less epidural anesthesia during labor when they control their own pain relief, and a heart-breaking attack on women’s shelters in Afghanistan.

· · · · · 

Top of the News: Afternoon Edition

Starting today, we’ll post a quick set of links to those stories we missed or didn’t have time to write about each day. Scan the links and click through to read more!

· · · · · 

Breaking News: Pennsylvania Passes Law against Shackling Pregnant Women

Pennsylvania is poised to become the tenth state to restrict the shackling of pregnant women in labor or childbirth, once the governor signs the bill.

· · · · · 

AMA Opposes Shackling Pregnant Women in Labor

The American Medical Association takes a stand against shackling pregnant women in labor.

· · · · ·