Pregnant, poor and punished: Southern states take the lead in arresting expectant mothers

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Over 16 years, 1,379 pregnant individuals were arrested in the United States, factoring in the few people involved in multiple cases. Most of them were poor Black or white women living in the South.

Records were tracked from January 2006 to […]

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