Steep rise in criminalizing pregnant people during Roe era, new data shows

2 weeks ago 13

More than 1,800 cases of people criminalized for their pregnancies between Roe’s emergence in 1973 and its end in 2022, report shows

Law enforcement carried out nearly 1,400 arrests of people for allegedly endangering “unborn life” between 2006 and the fall of Roe v Wade in 2022, according to a new report released Tuesday, which found a sharp rise in how often people face criminal consequences over pregnancy.

The report is the only comprehensive accounting of how law enforcement criminalized pregnant people during the Roe era. Notably, relatively few of the cases captured in the report involve abortion. Instead, they focus on individuals who lost pregnancies or were accused of “child abuse” while pregnant.

Continue reading...
Read Entire Article