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Texas woman files federal lawsuit after birth in solitary confinement results in baby’s death

Tweet A Texas woman has filed a lawsuit claiming that she was forced to give birth in solitary confinement, causing the death of her baby: Tweet
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“For Tennessee lawmakers, punishing pregnant women is more important than protecting fetal life.”

TweetAs I mentioned yesterday, Tennessee has officially become the first state in the country to criminalize drug use during pregnancy. The new law, which was signed by the Governor yesterday despite the best efforts of reproductive justice advocates, holds pregnant people criminally liable for harm caused to their fetuses or newborns.  Tweet
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Tennessee could become the first state to criminalize pregnancy

TweetLast week Tennessee passed legislation that would make drug use during a pregnancy a criminal offense. If the governor doesn’t veto it, the state would be allowed to investigate every miscarriage, stillbirth, and baby born with birth defects to try to determine if drugs played a role, turning any pregnant person into a potential suspect. We’ve [...]
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