Tag Archives: criminalizing pregnancy

The mother in jail for helping her daughter get an abortion tells her story

TweetWe’ve been following the case of Jennifer Ann Whalen, the mother who was prosecuted for helping her daughter get an abortion, for awhile. Whalen was charged with a felony after ordering abortion pills online without a doctor’s perscription, and she’s now serving up to 18 months in prison. (Basically, this woman should get every Mom of the [...]
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“I didn’t know unborn children had lawyers.” Federal lawsuit challenges fetal protection laws

TweetThis month, National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) filed the first federal lawsuit challenging fetal protection laws that criminalize pregnant folks who, because of addiction or other reasons, expose their fetuses to drugs. The suit is on behalf of Alicia Beltran, a Wisconsin woman taken into custody for supposedly endangering her fetus when she refused [...]
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Win: Indiana Attorney General backtracks on mandatory drug testing of pregnant folks

TweetRemember last week when Indiana’s Attorney General was suggesting that drug-testing pregnant folks in Indiana was a great idea? Well it seems someone in the Indiana AG’s office has come to their senses, because yesterday his office emailed MoveOn and RH Reality Check to let them know that they are not supporting mandatory drug-testing: Please [...]
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Indiana Attorney General suggests requiring drug-testing for pregnant women

TweetCiting the cost of treating infants exposed to addictive drugs, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is calling on the state legislature to require the drug-testing of pregnant women: It is called Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS, newborns exposed to addictive illegal or prescription drugs before they are born. Attorney General Greg Zoeller says treating NAS [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Bey is on the cover of Ms., giving the feminist blogosphere another month to police her feminism and then yell at itself for this policing. Read Kiera Wilmot’s story in her own words. Advertisers can’t ignore the #FBrape campaign. Prosecuting Ariel Castro for murdering a fetus will endanger pregnant women. Kanye raps against mass [...]
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