Uptown Rep Rodriguez’s Concern About Pregnant Woman Handcuffed During Labor

A statement from uptown rep. Ydanis Rodriguez:

“The New York Times recently reported on a story about a pregnant woman from the Bronx who was forced to give birth while handcuffed in contravention of New York State law. The reported facts should be fully investigated and if true, those responsible should be held fully accountable and face the consequences of their actions. I have asked Council Member Donovan Richards, Chair of the Public Safety Committee, to look into this situation and to hold a hearing so that we may fully understand what happened here. Incarcerated women deserve humane and considerate treatment while bringing a new life into this world, and being handcuffed during labor is a cruel and demeaning practice that poses serious health risks.”

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