Utah. the state with the beautiful scenery and nutty legislators criminalizes miscarriage

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Utah. the state with the beautiful scenery and nutty legislators criminalizes miscarriage

According Lynn M. Paltrow, executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, what makes Utah's proposed law unique is that it is specifically designed to be punitive toward pregnant women, not those who might assist or cause an illegal abortion or unintended miscarriage.

 

One large problem with it is that it makes women criminally liable for miscarriages caused by "reckless" behaviour but doesn't define what that means. Perhaps someone who recklessly wore high-heeled shoes and fell down the stairs while pregnant might be charged.

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