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October 2, 2013
CONTACT: ALEX WALDEN
FIRST FEDERAL CHALLENGE TO ARREST OF PREGNANT WOMAN UNDER"PERSONHOOD"-LIKE MEASURE FILED IN WISCONSIN
Suit filed to free woman arrested and detained in treatment facility in violation ofconstitutional rights and accepted medical standards
WISCONSIN - Attorneys for Alicia Beltran announced today that they filed a petition in federal court seeking her immediate release from state custody, challenging the constitutionality of a 1997 Wisconsin law that deprives pregnant women of their constitutional rights and permits state action that is dangerous to maternal, fetal, and child health.