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Tennessee House Passes Bill To Allow Criminal Prosecution For Harming Embryos

April 20, 2012

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Think Progress, April 20, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle Tennessee has long had a law that allowed prosecutors to charge someone for harming a “viable fetus” — defined as about the 32nd week after conception — when someone kills or assaults a pregnant woman. Last year, lawmakers expandedthat definition to apply to any fetus. Now, […]

15-Year-Old Girl Faces Life in Prison for a Miscarriage? Why Conservatives Are Criminalizing Pregnant Women

July 4, 2011

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AlterNet, July 4, 2012 by Ed Pilkington The creeping criminalization of pregnant women is a new front in the culture wars over abortion. Rennie Gibbs is accused of murder, but the crime she is alleged to have committed does not sound like an ordinary killing. Yet she faces life in prison in Mississippi over the death of […]