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Pregnant Prisoners Want Freedom to Give Birth

The Associated Press follows women who are incarcerated while pregnant and their mistreatment during labor.

Civil rights groups feel that women should not be shackled while giving birth because it is unsafe for the mother and the child. What concerns arise regarding safety for mother and child? What other issues may arise regarding the mothers health postpardum, especially considering she is incarcerated?

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