Massachusetts Senate Votes for Childbirth Without Chains

Original Article:
Published in Truthout by Victoria Law on March 21, 2014

Shackling happens to most prisoners, but is particularly abhorrent when pregnant prisoners in labor are subject to these restraints. The practice can endanger the health of both mother and baby. Massachusetts is one of only 18 states that prohibit the practice, in part thanks to the Massachusetts Anti-Shackling Coalition, of which NOW is a part.