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Political Puppeteers: Policing Pregnancy for Profit, Promoting Personhood for Power

Poor and working-class women often find pregnancy a difficult time, especially if they have jobs that don’t offer health care benefits, sick time or maternity leave. Those challenges can make pregnancy difficult enough without the extra worry of health care providers and/or zealous prosecutors looking over your shoulders and sometimes even examining your urine to make sure you aren’t engaging in activities they consider ‘harmful’ to your fetus. Continue reading

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A Hallelujah Moment! Justice for Clarence Aaron and Seven Others Serving Time for Crack Cocaine Offenses

Clarence Aaron has been in prison for 20 years, at 42, he’s spent almost as much of his life behind bars as he spent a free man. We can’t give him back the years he lost or the years lost by the other seven men and women who were victims of racially biased crack cocaine sentencing laws, but we can move affirmatively to reduce the injustice to future generations. Continue reading

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