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Study Finds Pollution Is the #1 Global Cause of Premature Death
Health & Wellness  (tags: pregnancy, premature death, Environmental Pollution, needless deaths, Air pollution, chemical hazards, diseases, Prevention and Control, protection, safety )

Kalliope
- 15 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
According to a comprehensive new medical study published by The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, environmental pollution kills more people globally than AIDS, malaria, war, natural disasters, and famine. In 2015, 16 percent of death...
Doctors and Nurses Are Increasingly Helping Criminalize Pregnant Women and Mothers
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, pregnancy, motherhood, fetuses, laws, sexism )

Freya
- 249 days ago - alternet.org
American law mistreats mothers and pregnant women in the name of protecting children.
Why Critics Say a Texas Bill Lets Anti-Abortion Doctors Lie to Pregnant Women
Health & Wellness  (tags: reproduction, babies, women, pregnancy, bills, Texas, OB-GYNs, prenatal care )

Freya
- 252 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The bill's author, state Sen. Brandon Creighton, said he introduced the legislation because he considers it "unacceptable that doctors can be penalized for embracing the sanctity of life" in Texas.
Pregnant Sick With Zika and Prohibited From Getting An Abortion
Health & Wellness  (tags: zika, pregnancy, Latin America, South America, Florida, abortion, contraception, delay pregnancy )

Dandelion
- 451 days ago - motherjones.com
Latin American countries are telling women to avoid pregnancy for up to two years while at the same time providing them with no help to do so. Many of the Nations affected by Zika have banned abortion contraception is costly if it can be obtained at all.
Pregnant, on Medicaid, and Being Watched
Health & Wellness  (tags: Medicid, public assistance, women's health, privacy and surveillance, pregnancy )

Judy
- 592 days ago - theintercept.com
If you're relying on the public health care system, you're living your life under surveillance, says Khiara Bridges, a law professor and anthropology researcher at the Boston U. School of Law.
NYT Op-Ed: Arrests Show Increasing Threats to 'Personhood of Pregnant Women'
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, reproduction, pregnancy, anti-choice, natural birth, Caesarian sections, personhood laws )

Freya
- 1079 days ago - go.nationalpartnership.org
Antiabortion-rights laws "pose a risk to all pregnant women, including those who want to be pregnant," and "are increasingly being used as the basis for arresting women who have no intention of ending a pregnancy and for preventing women from making their
State 'Feticide' Laws Come 'Dangerously Close to Criminalizing Pregnancy,' Columnist Writes
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, reproduction, pregnancy, anti-choice, feticide laws )

Freya
- 1079 days ago - go.nationalpartnership.org
"Anyone who doubts that laws restricting abortion rights actually restrict the freedom of women to fundamentally control their bodies and health should look at Indiana," Daily Beast columnist Sally Kohn writes.
Featured Blog: 'Pregnant Texans Are Being Charged With Crimes That Don't Exist'
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, pregnancy, Texas, fetal homicide, feticide )

Freya
- 1079 days ago - go.nationalpartnership.org
Despite Texas' "fetal homicide" law clearly stating that a "pregnant person cannot be charged with injury to [her] own fetus," prosecutors in West Texas have not stopped "charging women with reckless child endangerment for ingesting controlled substances
Advocates Urge Justice Department To Renounce the Criminalization of Pregnancy
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, pregnancy, Tennessee )

Freya
- 1079 days ago - go.nationalpartnership.org
After a Tennessee woman's prison sentence was enhanced by six years for committing drug-related crimes while pregnant, a group of 48 reproductive justice, drug policy reform, women's rights, and civil liberties organizations sent a letter to Attorney Gene
Please Sign: Congress, Make Shackling of Pregnant Prisoners a Crime
Health & Wellness  (tags: pregnancy, pregnant prisoners shackled, health and human rights, women's rights, safety, unborn and newborn health, family, children, abuse of state laws, Department of Correction failure to prot )

Susan
- 1159 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The thought of shackling a woman during labor or delivery is so horrific, one would expect only the most uncivilized places to allow it. But currently those places include most of the US states. States that do have laws banning it often don't enforce them
Florida Hospital Demands Woman Undergo Forced C-Section
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, pregnancy, Forced Birth, Cesarean Surgery, Human Rights, Women's Rightsrisks, science, warning, ethics )

Cat
- 1210 days ago - rhrealitycheck.org
Unacceptable. In an action that appears to be increasingly commonplace, a Florida hospital has threatened to force a pregnant patient to undergo cesarean surgery against her wil
The War on Drugs Aims Its Sights on Pregnant Women
Health & Wellness  (tags: pregnancy, war on drugs, misinformation, reproduction, reproductive rights )

Freya
- 1303 days ago - alternet.org
The prosecution of pregnant women for drug use represents the unhappy convergence of the war on drugs and the war on reproductive rights.
How Republicans Will Try to Block New Tests for Fetal Disorders
Health & Wellness  (tags: pregnancy, tests, genetics, Republicans, women )

Freya
- 1357 days ago - dailykos.com
This week brought news of a vitally important medical development for millions of future parents. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that a new fetal DNA test is far more accurate and much less risky than current methods...
Pregnant, and Forced to Stay on Life Support
Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, americans, disease, death, forced life support, pregnancy, right to die )

Kit
- 1413 days ago - nytimes.com
Mrs. Munoz was 14 weeks pregnant, the doctor said, and Texas is one of more than two dozen states that prohibit, with varying degrees of strictness, medical officials from cutting off life support to a pregnant patient.
Shackled and Pregnant: Wis. Case Challenges 'Fetal Protection' Law
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, pregnancy, fetal protection )

Freya
- 1488 days ago - usnews.nbcnews.com
When Alicia Beltran was 12 weeks pregnant, she took herself to a health clinic about a mile from her home in Jackson, Wis., for a prenatal checkup. But what started as a routine visit ended with Beltran eventually handcuffed and shackled in government...
 

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