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Are Pregnant Women Persons After 20 Weeks' Gestation?

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

Far more than abortion is at stake: There are measures that establish legal principles that will be and, indeed, already have been used to justify arrests of and forced medical interventions on pregnant women.

Woman Who Killed Baby By Eating Rat Poison Pleads Guilty

AP | Posted 08.02.2013 | Crime

INDIANAPOLIS -- A Chinese immigrant charged with killing her baby by eating rat poison while she was pregnant pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor c...

WATCH: Woman Of Accused Of Eating Rat Poison To Kill Unborn Child Says Life Is 'Difficult'

AP | Posted 04.25.2013 | Crime

INDIANAPOLIS -- A Chinese immigrant accused of killing her unborn infant by eating rat poison while pregnant says her life has been difficult since sh...

Rat Poison Pregnancy Trial: Prosecutors Want Sympathizers OUT Of The Courtroom

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 05.08.2013 | Crime

INDIANAPOLIS — A lawyer for a woman charged with murdering her infant because she ate rat poison while pregnant says records clearly show that t...

Lawyers In Baby Death Case Want Infant's Photos Banned From Courtroom

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 03.03.2013 | Crime

INDIANAPOLIS -- Lawyers for a Chinese immigrant whose premature baby died after she tried to kill herself by eating rat poison are asking an Indianapo...

Woman Accused Of Murdering Baby With Rat Poison Scores Victory

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 04.29.2013 | Crime

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana prosecutor has decided not to appeal a judge's decision barring a doctor's testimony that the rat poison a Chinese imm...

Murder Charge Against Woman Who Ate Rat Poison While Pregnant May Be Dropped

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 03.27.2013 | Crime

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana prosecutor acknowledged Friday that he may drop a murder charge against a Chinese immigrant who ate rat poison while s...

Rat Poison Link To Newborn's Death 'Unreliable' In Murder Trial: Judge

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 01.24.2013 | Crime

INDIANAPOLIS -- A medical examiner's conclusion that a newborn baby's death was caused by the rat poison her mother ate while she was pregnant is unre...

Rat Poison Ingestion By Expectant Mother Not Proof Of Murder, Attorney Says

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 10.10.2012 | Crime

INDIANAPOLIS -- The attorney for a Chinese immigrant charged with murder for eating rat poison in an attempt to kill herself while she was pregnant ar...

Pregnant Woman Who Ate Poison Charged With Murder After Baby's Death

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 07.11.2012 | Chicago

INDIANAPOLIS — A woman who ate rat poison while she was pregnant has lost her bid to have murder and feticide charges against her dropped in Ind...

When Does "Pro-Life" Equal "Pro-Imprisonment"?

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

The Liberty Counsel has established that the "pro-life" position is "pro-punishment," not just for doctors who perform abortions, but also for pregnant women who have no intention of ending their pregnancies and go to term.

Three Videos Everyone Should See Before Voting

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

"Personhood" for zygotes cruelly subverts the very idea of a culture of life and potentially criminalizes every pregnant woman. Are you really cool with that? Even if you personally would not chose an abortion?

Personhood Measures in Disguise

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

While people in Mississippi were considering Proposition 26 and deciding whether fertilized eggs and embryos would be treated as entirely separate legal persons, a prosecutor and courts were addressing the same question behind the scenes, where voters have no role or voice.

Is Locking Up Pregnant Women the New Cure for State Financial Woes and Mental Health Problems?

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

When a person suffering from mental illness happens to be a pregnant woman, she does not lose her right to be treated like other human beings experiencing the same problems.