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Iowa State Senator Seeks to Add Abortion Restrictions to Anti-Shackling Bill

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Sorenson believes that the anti-shackling bill should be amended to “prohibit state resources being used to facilitate or perform abortions on female inmates held in state or county custody.”

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Unchain My Heart: The Shackling of Pregnant Women in Prison Needs to Stop

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We thought passing our antishackling bill would be easy. After all, who would want to be seen arguing that pregnant women should wear chains?

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In a Victory, Virginia Prisons Will Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women

Fourteen states currently limit the use of restraints on pregnant inmates, and now Virginia is one of the few states with forward-thinking policies regarding the use of restraints on pregnant inmates.  However, local and regional jails in Virginia are not subject to the DOC regulations, so pregnant women at those facilities are still at risk.

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