Cruel & Unusual: Alabama Prisoner Being Forced Into Pregnancy As DA Tries To Block Her Parental Rights

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A prisoner in Alabama is now in a bitter legal battle with officials over her request to have an abortion while in custody. The woman was unable to terminate the pregnancy before being arrested and is now scared that she’ll be forced to carry the pregnancy to term if the state doesn’t grant her her wish. Meanwhile, a district attorney is trying to argue against the prisoner’s request and is not only asking the court to take away her parental rights, but has gotten the state court to appoint a lawyer for the fetus during the proceedings. Read more at ThinkProgress.

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