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Many of the stories included in Pregnancy Justice's report made national headlines. In 2014, for example, a Tennessee woman who was nine months pregnant was arrested for driving without a seatbelt. She had engaged "in conduct which placed her baby in imminent danger or death or serious bodily injury," according to the warrant for her arrest.

Geography and income level are the greatest factors when it comes to pregnancy criminalization, according to the report. White pregnant people who are low-income are the most criminalized group, while Black pregnant people who are low-income are also overrepresented in the data.

Around 80% of these arrests occurred in five Southern states: Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Oklahoma. Three of those states - Alabama, South Carolina and Oklahoma - recognize fetuses as people in their criminal codes, an increasingly common type of legislation known as fetal personhood laws.

"We can tie this increase in criminalization directly to the expansion of the increased ideology of fetal personhood. The idea that a fetus or a fertilized egg has the same, if not more rights, than the actual person carrying the pregnancy," Rivera said. "During the period that we're looking at 2006 to June 2022, fetal personhood gained influence and has increasingly become embedded in laws in judicial decisions."

Ladies be very wary if happen to become pregnant in the South. The states with the highest infant and mother mortality will most certainly jail you, but they won't expand Medicaid so you can seek comprehensive prenatal care.

I've posted this article several times here on various threads...

Is a Ukrainian Oligarch Helping Trump Smear Biden to Evade U.S. Corruption Charges? (2019)

... In the sworn statement, which was submitted to a court in Austria last month, Viktor Shokin, the former prosecutor general of Ukraine, claims that he was forced out because he was leading "a wide-ranging corruption probe" of Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company that paid Biden's son Hunter to sit on its board.

In fact, there is no evidence that such a probe ever existed. Shokin was forced to resign following complaints from international donors to Ukraine, and Ukrainian anti-corruption activists, that he had failed to pursue cases against corrupt former officials " including the owner of the gas company that employed Hunter Biden.

By threatening to withhold U.S. aid unless Shokin was removed, Joe Biden had, in fact, made it more likely that his son's employer would be prosecuted for corruption, not less likely. ...

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My speculation is that the networks are hurting by the writer and actor strike. They are trying to get shows to restart any way they can to show they don't need the writers and actors. Personally, I was long ago tired of scripted reality shows that are anything but reality. The only thing going for them is they are relatively cheap to produce.

Even reality shows are starting to crumble though. I recently read that word is getting out of bait and switch tactics, skulduggery to get their contestants to do what they want. Such as NDAs to prevent them from talking about how they are treated, the confiscation of all ID including passports, wallets and purses, cell phones, so that these contestants can't leave and can't quit. The contracts they sign pretty much give the producers lord rights over them, turning them into slaves to do what is commanded of them.

Be that as it may, I've pretty much had it with TV. I watch the weather mostly, some news, and other than that, I don't much care what they broadcast, the audio is turned off. Ads are spoon-fed at such a rate to make tv watching not worth the break up time from whatever the program is. Personally I can't stand ads. They are trying to convince you to spend money you normally would not do on products you don't need. If a product is really good, your neighbor will tell you about it, unpaid.

Maybe Bill has been sniffing some of that Ajax.

#1 | Posted by BBQ

As someone with insider info let me correct some of your fallacies.

Shows have people sign NDAs so they can't blow all the stories for the audience before it airs, which is logical and not a scandal. Competition reality shows confiscate cell phones from contestants for the same reason.

Idiots sign these contracts for low amounts of money because they are lazy narcissists who want to be on tv instead of getting a real job. If the show is a hit and they are critical to it's success, they get new contracts that can make them very wealthy.

Some of the people who are no longer on the shows are bitter that they're not making money any more, so they're suing some media corporations in order to continue to make money without getting a real job.

I can't stand commercials either, which is why I pay extra for commercial free content. Hulu cuts out commercials for you in the higher tier. HBO has no commercials. Apple+ has no commercials. Amazon has no commercials. Youtube TV is cheaper than cable, but allows you to fast forward through commercials.



In 2017, a Colorado restaurant's tainted pork sliders poisoned dozens of attendees at a local rodeo, who came down with symptoms ranging from nausea to bloody diarrhea. Now the restaurant's proprietor is running for Congress on her small-business-owner credentials.


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