United States v. "Ms. T"
June 15, 2009
US District Court of Maine
Amicus Curiae Brief of Medical, Public Health, and HIV Experts and Advocates in Support of Bail Pending Appeal Or, In the Alternative, Re-Sentencing
According to Personhood USA, legislators in at least five states are sponsoring bills that would give the unborn full state constitutional rights from the moment of fertilization.
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August 29, 2008
The St. Louis Dispatch ran an article put out by the Associated Press regarding the 8th Circuit's grant of rehearing in Nelson v. Norris, the case where Shawanna Nelson was shackled during her labor and delivery.
August 05, 2008
US Court of Appeals for 8th Circuit
Brief of Amici Curiae
ACOG letter condemning shackling
July 30, 2008
To answer this and related questions National Advocates for Pregnant Women and more than 60 organizational and individual co-sponsors are holding the National Summit to Ensure the Health and Humanity of Pregnant and Birthing Women, January 18- Sunday, January 21, 2007 at the Hilton Airport Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.
There are over twenty plenaries and workshops at the Summit addressing the question of how we do or do not value pregnant women and mothers.
The Work Life Law Program at UC Hastings College of the Law has an excellent report addressing the problem working mothers face when a child is sick at home. For this excellent report, One Sick Child Away From Being Fired: When "Opting Out" Is Not An Option, by Professor Joan C. Williams please go to:
It is safe to say that South Carolina has imposed the most punitive policies toward pregnant drug using women of any state. On October 27, 1997, in a case called Whitner v. State, the South Carolina Supreme Court declared that viable fetuses are "children.