Arrests of and forced interventions on pregnant women in the United States, 1973-2005: implications for women's legal status and public health.

@article{Paltrow2013ArrestsOA,
  title={Arrests of and forced interventions on pregnant women in the United States, 1973-2005: implications for women's legal status and public health.},
  author={Lynn M Paltrow and Jeanne Flavin},
  journal={Journal of health politics, policy and law},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={299-343}
}
In November 2011, the citizens of Mississippi voted down Proposition 26, a "personhood" measure that sought to establish separate constitutional rights for fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses. This proposition raised the question of whether such measures could be used as the basis for depriving pregnant women of their liberty through arrests or forced medical interventions. Over the past four decades, descriptions of selected subsets of arrests and forced interventions on pregnant women have… CONTINUE READING
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