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Wisconsin jails pregnant woman and gives her fetus – but not her – a lawyer

A Wisconsin mother-to-be is challenging her state’s fetal protection law after she was arrested following a prenatal visit where she admitted taking a drug used to treat painkiller dependency. Alicia Beltran said she was 12 weeks pregnant when she visited a health clinic July 2 near her home in Jackson,…

Arizona House Passes Bill Permitting Doctors to Withhold Prenatal Information From Women

Last month, when the Arizona Senate passed SB1359, the “wrongful birth” bill, I wrote this: The Arizona Senate passed a bill (SB1359) this week that allows doctors to withhold from pregnant women information regarding prenatal problems because disclosing that information might lead to an abortion. Seriously. From Addicting Info: It’s…

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