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Salvadoran women fight back against criminalization of pregnancy 

El Salvador has one of the harshest laws against abortion in the world, and is notorious for criminalizing pregnant women. In El Salvador, abortion is criminalized even in cases of rape or threat to a woman’s life, and even women who experience miscarriages have been sent to prison for “aggravated homicide.”

El Salvador has one of the harshest laws against abortion in the world, and is notorious for criminalizing pregnant women. In El Salvador, abortion is criminalized even in cases of rape or threat to a woman’s life, ...

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Quote of the Day: Bill Nye schools anti-choicers on science

In a Big Think video entitled “Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies?” a visibly frustrated Bill Nye the Science Guy valiently tries to convince anti-choicers who insist that a fertizilized egg is a full human being to respect science. 

In a Big Think video entitled “Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies?” a visibly frustrated Bill Nye the Science Guy valiently tries to convince anti-choicers who insist that a fertizilized egg ...

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Indiana woman found guilty of feticide and neglect for having a miscarriage

Yesterday a jury convicted Purvi Patel, the Indiana woman arrested after miscarrying and seeking help at the ER, after five hours of deliberation. She faces a maximum sentence of 70 years in prison. 

Yesterday a jury convicted Purvi Patel, the Indiana woman arrested after miscarrying and seeking help at the ER, after five hours of deliberation. She faces a maximum sentence of 70 years in prison. 

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Pregnant women aren’t being arrested to protect their fetuses

Lately, articles have been circulating about the control and punishment of pregnant people for crimes like fetal homicide or assault on a fetus, an issue that we’ve been talking about here for years. In these stories, women are arrested or incarcerated for ignoring doctor’s orders, using illegal drugs while pregnant, or even for experiencing uncontrollable health conditions like miscarriage.

Lately, articles have been circulating about the control and punishment of pregnant people for crimes like fetal homicide or assault on a fetus, an issue that we’ve been talking about here for years. ...

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Wisconsin jails pregnant woman and denies her prenatal care to “protect” her fetus

Wisconsin has a law on the books that allows the authorities to lock up a pregnant person who’s used illegal drugs if she “habitually lacks self-control” and “there is a ‘substantial risk’ that the health of the egg, embryo, fetus, or child upon birth will be ‘seriously affected.'” Here’s what that looked like in practice for one Wisconsin woman

Wisconsin has a law on the books that allows the authorities to lock up a pregnant person who’s used illegal drugs if she “habitually lacks self-control” and “there is a ‘substantial risk’ that the health of the egg, ...

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