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Friday, April 16, 2021
Federal Legislation Seeks Restriction On Shackling Of Pregnant Prisoners

Federal Legislation Seeks Restriction On Shackling Of Pregnant Prisoners

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As Congress prepares to adjourn for the holidays, one piece of legislation that's still on the table is a bipartisan criminal justice bill known as the First Step Act. It aims to improve federal prison conditions and reduce some prison sentences, a sticking point for some lawmakers. But the bill also contains a less controversial…
Another Drug Crisis: Methamphetamine Usage By Pregnant Females

Another Drug Crisis: Methamphetamine Usage By Pregnant Females

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Kristen Philman first tried methamphetamine in her early 20s, as an alternative to heroin and other opioids. When she discovered she was pregnant, she says, it was a wake-up call, and she did what she needed to do to stop using all those drugs. Theo Stroomer for NPR hide caption toggle caption Theo Stroomer for…
Ohio ‘heart beat costs’ might prohibit abortions prior to the majority of females understand they’re pregnant with an embryo

Ohio ‘heart beat costs’ might prohibit abortions prior to the majority...

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On Thursday, the Ohio House revived a controversial and vetoed bill that could dramatically limit women's reproductive rights if it becomes law. The "heartbeat bill," as the legislation is known, is anti-abortion measure to ban doctors from performing legal abortions on women with "a detectable fetal heartbeat," typically around six weeks into a pregnancy— and…
For How Long Should Older Mothers Wait Prior To Getting Pregnant Again?

For How Long Should Older Mothers Wait Prior To Getting Pregnant...

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For older mothers, it can feel like there's little time to waste before trying for another child. But there are real risks linked to getting pregnant again too soon. Lauren Bates/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Lauren Bates/Getty Images For older mothers, it can feel like there's little time to waste before trying for another…
Did Your Medical Professional Prescribe Bed Rest When You Were Pregnant? We Wished to Speak With You

Did Your Medical Professional Prescribe Bed Rest When You Were Pregnant?...

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NPR is looking at when and why obstetricians and gynecologists put their patients on bed rest. If you've been pregnant in the past year and were advised to stay on bed rest, we would like to hear from you. A reporter may reach out to you to follow up on your response. Share your thoughts…

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