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Stories by Lynn Paltrow
Lynn Paltrow is executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women.
How the "Pro-Life" Movement Puts Women Behind Bars
Posted on: Mar 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet
In Alabama, the claim that eggs, embryos and fetuses have separate legal rights has led to the jailing of 60 women.
Using "Iron My Shirt" to Talk About the Issues
Posted on: Apr 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Jeers about domestic chores are more than just sexism -- they could be opportunities to address domestic policies.
Pregnant Drug Addicts Aren't Child Abusers
Posted on: Sep 25, 2006, Source: Women's eNews
Pregnant women with drug or alcohol problems are getting jailed for child abuse. But they should be put in treatment programs, not behind bars.
The Purported Pain of the Unborn
Posted on: Aug 7, 2006, Source: Women's Media Center
Why the anti-choice movement's latest bill, the 'Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act,' is incomplete.
Punishment For Pregnant Women
Posted on: Jul 17, 2006, Source: TomPaine.com
A proposed law would prevent pregnant women from smoking. Could a law requiring women to breastfeed be far behind?
Do Pregnant Women Have Rights?
Posted on: Apr 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet
New laws deny women the right to bodily integrity and physical liberty while their fetuses are granted more rights than any legal person under law.
The Pregnancy Police
Posted on: Apr 4, 2004, Source: TomPaine.com
The Unborn Victims of Violence Act poses the greatest danger not to women seeking abortions, but to pregnant women who want to have their babies.
Posted on: Mar 20, 2004, Source: TomPaine.com
Courts and medical organizations have long recognized a patient's right to make healthcare decisions free from governmental intrusion. Why should pregnant women have fewer rights than other patients?
Drug/Terror Ads and Kids Don't Mix
Posted on: Apr 14, 2002, Source: AlterNet
The latest federal anti-drug ads run alongside spots for Zoloft and Taster's Choice during family movies. It's no wonder that children are confused about drugs.
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