Browsing All posts tagged under »National Advocates For Pregnant Women«

Woman Who Tried To Commit Suicide While Pregnant Gets Bail

May 18, 2012


NPR, May 18, 2012 by Julie Rovner Bei Bei Shuai is a step closer to leaving jail for the first time since March 2011, when she was arrested for the murder of her 3-day-old daughter Angel. The girl, who was delivered by cesarean section, died after Shuai’s unsuccessful suicide attempt in Dec. 2010, while she […]

The United States: Where Pregnancy is Probationary and Your Body is A Crime Scene

May 16, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 16, 2012 by Soraya Chemaly Prosecuting women based on the outcomes of their pregnancies violates their constitutional rights and is cruel and unusual punishment. And yet, this is what is happening. Last week, the Indiana Supreme Court declined to drop feticide and murder charges against a woman named Bei Bei Shuai, who has been […]

Science Tells Us How To Have A Healthy Pregnancy; Should The Law Punish Women Who Don’t?

May 7, 2012


Bliss Tree, May 7, 2012 by Elizabeth Nolan Brown Everyone agrees that a pregnant woman shouldn’t smoke crack or snort meth, right? And the consensus that they shouldn’t smoke cigarettes or throw back a six-back every night is fairly ironclad, as well. Beyond obviously harmful behaviors like alcohol and drug use, however, things get more […]

Now It’s Clear: “Pro-Life” Means “Pro-Imprisonment”

April 17, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 17, 2012 by Lynn Paltrow and Emma S. Ketteringham Last week, the Alabama Supreme Court agreed to consider an amicus (friend of the court) brief filed by the Liberty Counsel in support of the prosecutions of Hope Ankrom and Amanda Kimbrough. The Liberty Counsel describes itself as an organization whose mission […]

3 Videos Everyone Who Assumes Women Are Free Should See

April 5, 2012


Huffington Post, April 5, 2012 by Soraya Chemaly Most women (and their spouses), whether personally comfortable with abortion or not, don’t automatically think about whether or not they might end up in jail, arrested while in labor or strapped to a hospital bed to undergo a forced Caesarian when they get pregnant. Laura Pemberton certainly […]

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

July 4, 2011


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 […]