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When Will California Stop Shackling Pregnant Women?

This is the state I love and call my second home.  I can’t understand such actions in what I have always considered California as a Progressive – Liberal state, have times changed that much that we have become a “Police State”?

Last week, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have ordered county jails and prisons to stop shackling pregnant women. The bill, AB1900, required new guidelines on restraining pregnant women and would have encouraged counties to adopt these policies. It had overwhelming bipartisan support and passed the legislature without a single “no” vote.

 

The governor, however, opted to let the dangerous practice of shackling pregnant women continue.

 

 

Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union by Bethany Woolman, ACLU of Northern California

 

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