RH Reality Check – By Rachel Roth
The American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted a resolution opposing the shackling of pregnant women in labor, according to the web site MedPage Today.
Describing the practice of shackling women in labor as “barbaric” and “medically hazardous,” the AMA joins a growing group of health, women’s rights, reproductive justice, and human rights organizations calling for its end. Shackling women in labor is “dehumanizing” and “runs counter to our values,” explained AMA delegate and obstetrician Erin Tracy.
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