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Legal Wrap: State Detains Pregnant Woman, Catholic Bishops Meddle With Health-Care Benefits

A case in Wisconsin further illustrates the recent trend of states policing pregnant women in the name of fetal rights, and it would appear the U.S. Catholic bishops had a role in the federal government shutdown.

A case in Wisconsin further illustrates the recent trend of states policing pregnant women in the name of fetal rights, and it would appear the U.S. Catholic bishops had a role in the federal government shutdown.

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Advocacy Group Seeks Immediate Release of Involuntarily Detained Pregnant Woman

The ACLU of Colorado has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging that a rural Catholic hospital is in violation of both federal and state law by directing its doctors not to discuss abortion with patients, even when pregnancy threatens the life of the pregnant person.

On Wednesday, National Advocates for Pregnant Women announced a lawsuit has been filed challenging a Wisconsin law that allows law enforcement to take pregnant women into custody against their will to “protect a fetus.”

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Morning Roundup: The Vagina Dance

Pregnant woman bounced from a bar for being pregnant, pro-choice concerns over the filibuster, Exhale’s work with women, and yes, the vagina dance.

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ACLU Files Brief Opposing Forced Hospitalization of Pregnant Women

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Florida today filed a friend-of-the-court brief opposing the state’s decision to force a pregnant woman to remain hospitalized against her will.

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Charter A Win for Polish Women Giving Birth

The Polish Commissioner for Civil Rights Protection wants to put pressure on the Ministry of Health to prepare high-level standards of care to be guaranteed to all birthing women in Poland.

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Can There Be Justice for Pregnant Women if the Unborn Have “Human Rights?”

Cases from across the country prove that if the unborn are recognized as legal persons with separate human rights, the government will have the power to deprive pregnant women of their rights to informed consent, due process, liberty, and even life.

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