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Utah Continues Reckless Efforts to Lock Up Pregnant Women

Comforted by the fact that the Utah legislature “revised” the bill on miscarriages?  Don’t be.  Its main purpose is not to advance a “culture of life,” but to advance laws that permit imprisonment of pregnant women.

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U.S. Commander in Iraq to Rescind Policy Punishing Pregnant Soldiers

The top United States commander in Iraq intends to rescind the policy earlier established by one of his subordinate commanders in Iraq that had placed pregnant soldiers at risk of disciplinary measures.

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Pregnant Women and Children in Poland Left Without Care?

The Polish Ministry
of Health is presenting new threatening plans that would limit protection for
women and children within the existing healthcare system.

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Birthing Chains: Anti-Shackling Rally in New York

Only four states have policies that bar the shackling of pregnant women in prisons, jails, and detention centers.
With nearly unanimous legislative support for the Anti-Shackling Bill,
New York looks like its on the verge of becoming the fifth state to
restrict a practice that is considered torture by the United
Nations–but only if Governor Dave Paterson allows it into law. Urge Governor Paterson to sign the bill at the Anti-Shackling Rally on July 9.

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Roe Protects the Full Range of Pregnant Women’s Rights

Will the Senate Judiciary Committee ask Sotomayor about her position on Roe‘s role in protecting all the rights of pregnant women?

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In Search of Justice: Bail Granted for HIV+ Pregnant Woman

A judge puts an HIV-positive pregnant woman in prison based solely on his concern for her unborn child, implicitly questioning her ability to protect her and her baby’s health.

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You Try Saying No to a C-Section

Why are the legislators — who profess to care so much about pregnant women — only willing to “protect” women who plan to end their pregnancies from coercion, and not those those who intend to go to term?

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Fetus In Peril? Batten Down the Hatches!

The main purpose of of Oklahoma’s proposed self-defense bill for pregnant women is to create a long trail of laws that define a fetus as an “unborn child” that deserves state protection.

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Egg-as-Person Laws Deprive Pregnant Women of Their Personhood

Supporters of “egg-as-person” laws don’t mention that if the unborn have legal personhood rights, pregnant women won’t.

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Mandated HIV Testing: Can We Ethically Warrant the Imposition of Healthy Choices?

The only correct vote on the Colorado bill to mandate HIV testing for pregnant women was cast by an ignorant bigot for all the wrong reasons.

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