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Sara Mayeux

California Readers: Help End Shackling of Pregnant Women

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will soon be presented with AB 1900, which would extend California’s current prohibition on shackling inmates during labor to also limit the use of restraints on pregnant women while they are being transferred, except in cases of a clear security or flight risk. The bill has the support of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, among a host of other groups. The ACLU of Northern California’s Reproductive Justice Project has a form email you can send here urging Gov. Schwarzenegger to sign the bill into law.

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  1. As ever, thanks for this. Our most recent piece at WIBG includes a mention of the California shackling situation and the anti-shackllng campaign: http://www.womeninandbeyond.org/?p=698. Thought you might be interested.

    Dan

    August 26, 2010 at 8:26 am


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