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!
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.
The American Medical Association takes a stand against shackling pregnant women in labor.
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.
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.
The Polish Ministry
of Health is presenting new threatening plans that would limit protection for
women and children within the existing healthcare system.
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.
Will the Senate Judiciary Committee ask Sotomayor about her position on Roe‘s role in protecting all the rights of pregnant women?
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.
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?