HB104

Fetal personhood leads to incarcerated mothers

Duke Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law has published an article that provides statistical and anecdotal detail on how fetal "personhood" laws impact the treatment of pregnant women in state courts. 

Between 1973 and 2005 (i.e. post-Roe v Wade), over 600 women have been charged with felonies and other crimes as a result of fetal death or possible fetal injury. 

This report provides empirical counterpoints to the arguments by proponents of HB104 that these laws are intended to protect the rights of mothers. 

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