Posted by: Laurel Walsh
on May 23, 2013
Wait - what?! It's awful but true - a case is moving through Mississippi’s court system that could set precedent for pregnant women to be jailed for their own miscarriages or stillbirths.
The case is Nina Bukhalter’s. She took meth while she was pregnant, and her baby girl died at two months old due to issues with the substance withdrawal. Now Nina is on trial for her daughter’s death. The courts are calling it ... Read More
Posted by: Diana Denza
on Sep 07, 2012
We all know that abortion is a headline maker. It’s a rallying point for churches. It’s a pawn in the political power struggle. But what if instead of just restricting the right to choose, lawmakers criminalized women who failed to carry their fetuses to term? Sadly, you don’t exactly need an imagination for this one, but you might want to take a deep breath.
According to a 2011 report by The Guardian, women and girls across the ... Read More
Posted by: shannon carlin
on Nov 23, 2011
Pepper spray seems to be the weapon of choice at the Occupy protests across the United States. Recent photos--like the one of the “pepper spray cop” who let loose on students peacefully protesting at UC Davis, and another which shows an 84-year-old woman who was sprayed at Occupy Seattle--have made people question how the police are handling the demonstrations. But the story of pregnant protester Jennifer Fox is garnering ... Read More