Chemical endangerment laws

A pregnant woman sitting on a bed.

Alabama leads nation for arresting, punishing pregnant women, according to report

BY: - September 22, 2023

Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina lead the nation in arresting and criminally punishing women for allegedly posing a danger to their fetuses, according to a report released by advocacy group Pregnancy Justice. Nationwide, nearly 1,400 people were arrested or subject to disparate bail, sentencing and probation for conduct related to their pregnancies between 2006 and […]