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Roe v Wade and the New Jane Crow: Reproductive Rights in the Age of Mass Incarceration.
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PMID:  23153159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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All pregnant women, not just those who seek to end a pregnancy, have benefited from Roe v Wade. Today's system of mass incarceration makes it likely that if Roe is overturned women who have abortions will go to jail. Efforts to establish separate legal "personhood" for fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses, however, are already being used as the basis for the arrests and detentions of and forced interventions on pregnant women, including those who seek to go to term. Examination of these punitive actions makes clear that attacks on Roe threaten all pregnant women not only with the loss of their reproductive rights and physical liberty but also with loss of their status as full constitutional persons. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print November 15, 2012: e1-e5. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.301104).
Authors:
Lynn M Paltrow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Lynn M. Paltrow is with National Advocates for Pregnant Women, New York, NY.
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