November 10, 2013

Separate and Unequal: Challenging the Criminalization of Pregnancy Behavior

Cynthia L. Cooper

The government policing of pregnancy came as something of a surprise to Linda L. Pence, a white-collar defense lawyer in Indianapolis. But in an instant, Pence joined a coterie of lawyers across the country immersed in a tangle of medical, legal, and social issues arising when women are arrested for behavior during pregnancy.

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