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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
- 83 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
- 84 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
- 84 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
- 84 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
The Glucola Isn't Toxic But the FoodBabe's Advice Is
Health & Wellness  (tags: Dr Jen Grunter, Glucola, Diabetes Screening, Pregnancy, Food Babe, Fool Babe, Safety )

Brian
- 124 days ago - drjengunter.wordpress.com
"The FoodBabe offers zero science to back up her claims that doctors are trying to poison pregnant women and babies all the while offering potentially dangerous medical advice."
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
- 163 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
- 214 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
- 308 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
- 361 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
- 417 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
- 492 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...
Protect the Rights of Pregnant Working Women - ForceChange
Health & Wellness  (tags: Women, Pregnancy, Safety, Pregnant Worker Fairness Act )

Monica
- 601 days ago - forcechange.com
Currently there are no federal standards protecting pregnant working women. The Pregnant Worker Fairness Act has been sitting in the House Committee since May 2013 and still has not been passed. This bill would protect women on a federal level.
How Much Alcohol Is Safe for Expectant Mothers?
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, babies, pregnancy, alcohol, research, risks, safety, study, warning, society, health, prevention )

Carrie
- 785 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Nobody questions the notion that heavy drinking during pregnancy is harmful. It can cause facial abnormalities, central nervous system problems and stunted growth. But evidence regarding the effects of light or occasional drinking is mixed.
Deformed Limbs One of Several Birth Defects Linked to Smoking in Pregnancy
Health & Wellness  (tags: Birth Defects, Pregnancy, Smoking, Health, Research )

Nancy
- 1328 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Missing or deformed limbs, clubfoot, facial disorders and gastrointestinal problems are some of the most common birth defects found to be associated with smoking during pregnancy,
Our Minty, Pink and Deadly Campaign Is Going Strong!
Health & Wellness  (tags: minty pink and deadly campaign, girls, female, marketing, disease, death, cancer, cigarettes, feminine, pink, mint, health risk, pregnancy, babies )

Andrea
- 1365 days ago - legacyforhealth.org
An Open Letter to Tobacco Company CEOs From 50,000 Concerned Americans We have a simple message for you: Stop marketing your cigarettes to girls!
 

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