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ACTION ALERT: End the Practice of Shackling Pregnant Women! PLEASE SIGN !

Health & Wellness  (tags: health, women, ban shackling pregnant women, abuse, legalisation )

- 2872 days ago -
Currently there is no legislation banning the shackling of pregnant women held with in the Dept. of Corrections in Mass. 15 states currently have banned the shackling and restraint of pregnant women.


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Patrick Donovan (344)
Friday September 9, 2011, 8:27 am
This is a barbaric practice and I agree it must stopped; it is disappointing that human decency does not work, let's get a law.

Regina P (63)
Friday September 9, 2011, 8:36 am
Noted & signed #58. Thanks

Past Member (0)
Friday September 9, 2011, 9:12 am
#63 and shared on, tu Simone

Sanja T (154)
Friday September 9, 2011, 1:38 pm
noted... and signed

Fran F (116)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 12:56 am
That's abhorrent! Signed, noted and shared. Thanks.

Saturday September 10, 2011, 1:40 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 1:45 am
Noted. Thanks.

Carol H (229)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 5:16 am
signed and noted

Maryanne C (111)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 7:01 am
noted and signed,thanks

Nancy C (806)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 8:33 am
133rd, never thought about it before...a calm, non violent, pregnant prisoner should not be restrained in any way

Michela M (3964)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 9:47 am
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela

Lindsay K (6)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 10:32 am
Barbaric - there's simply no other word for it!

Esther Z (94)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 10:56 am
Noted and signed.

Roger Skinner (14)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 11:19 am
Hmm, I need more info. I'm not convinced that an outright ban is appropriate. It seems to me that there are some good reasons to shackle a prisoner, such as preventing escape or doing harm to themselves or others. I don't see where being pregnant eliminates those considerations. Most women seem to be able to continue normal activities through all but the late stages of their pregnancy. Now, if the law says that prisoners MUST be shackled, I think that should be repealed.

Robert O (12)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 12:44 pm
That's a practice from the dark ages.

cynthia l (207)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 2:36 pm
tnkx crazy and barbaric

Valjean O (23)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 2:53 pm
Done, banned in 15 states

Linda Thompson (16)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 3:00 pm
amazing that there is no end ro the tortures human beings can think of -to inflict upon each other. tragic

Bonnie B (103)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 3:10 pm
Noted and signed. thank you, Michela. Roger, It is obvious that you have never been pregnant. There are other ways if they think a woman may harm herself or the baby when in the horrible situation of coming to term in prison.

Carole K (195)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 3:21 pm
Noted & signed. TY, Simone!

Alice B (241)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 3:33 pm

Gillian M (218)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 4:45 pm
Signed, this is appalling. I know how ill I was during my second pregnancy, nearly losing my son, and it would have been impossible to have been shackled. If a woman is unwell, morning sickness or with a baby lying the wrong way or any other problem, shackling her would be cruel and inhumane. And, just because the woman appeared to be well, doesn't mean that the situation wouldn't change or that it would be excessively uncomfortable. I have long thought that America isn't civilised and I have yet to be proven wrong.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 10:35 pm
noted and signed

Susanne P (18)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 2:21 am

amelie L (51)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 3:50 am
Noted and signed, thank you.

Bracha Katz (31)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 4:18 am
At a time that women need love and support more than ever, they are shackled? Its terrible. Thanks and signed.

Helle H (21)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 4:45 am
Noted and signed.

William Y (54)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 7:53 am
Shackling pregnant women, senseless

Ludger W (65)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 8:01 am
noted, signed, ty

Carol C (97)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 11:40 am
Signed and Noted. Thank you.

David C (75)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 2:04 pm
I thought we had moved into the 21st century.....

Azaima A (207)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 2:20 pm

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 5:50 pm

Deborah L (70)
Tuesday September 13, 2011, 7:34 pm
Is this a look at what the future holds for American women? Better watch out that the Tea Party and the repukelicans and the rest of the insane right wingers who are trying to force every pregnancy to term, this may be another tactic in their arsenal against women.

Ladies, inside and outside of the prison system, you too may become a prisoner simply by the fact that you are a woman and therefore the incubators for the never ending supply of cannon fodder and low cost labor for the rich and the MIC. Pregnancy prisons, don't be surprised that this will be thought of for the privatization of the prisons in America.Take Arizona for example with all of its private for profit prisons they have now. Also may become one of the newest jobs created by the right wingers as they have no job ideas but are hellbent on making every pregnancy end in live birth. The future is getting scarier all the time.

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Saturday September 24, 2011, 12:30 pm
Signed and emailed to my friends.
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