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The Resource Policing the womb : invisible women and the criminal costs of motherhood, Michele Goodwin

Policing the womb : invisible women and the criminal costs of motherhood, Michele Goodwin

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Policing the womb : invisible women and the criminal costs of motherhood
Title
Policing the womb
Title remainder
invisible women and the criminal costs of motherhood
Statement of responsibility
Michele Goodwin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Policing the Womb brings to life the chilling ways in which women have become the targets of secretive state surveillance of their pregnancies. Michele Goodwin expands the reproductive health and rights debate beyond abortion to include how legislators increasingly turn to criminalizing women for miscarriages, stillbirths, and threatening the health of their pregnancies. The horrific results include women giving birth while shackled in leg irons, in solitary confinement, and even delivering in prison toilets. In some states, pregnancy has become a bargaining chip with prosecutors offering reduced sentences in exchange for women agreeing to be sterilized. The author shows how prosecutors may abuse laws and infringe women's rights in the process, sometimes with the complicity of medical providers who disclose private patient information to law enforcement. Often the women most affected are poor and of color. This timely book brings to light how the unrestrained efforts to punish and police women's bodies have led to the United States being the deadliest country in the developed world to be pregnant
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UkCbUP
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Goodwin, Michele
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ766.5.U5
LC item number
G65 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reproductive rights
  • Pregnant women
  • Fetus
  • Maternal and infant welfare
Label
Policing the womb : invisible women and the criminal costs of motherhood, Michele Goodwin
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 07 Feb 2020)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 323 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139343244
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Policing the womb : invisible women and the criminal costs of motherhood, Michele Goodwin
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 07 Feb 2020)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 323 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139343244
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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