Thank Senator Patty Murray!

In March the Trump Administration publicly announced it was ending an Obama-era policy that presumed the release of pregnant women and youth from ICE custody. The Administration had secretly ended the policy last year and has since detained more than 500 pregnant women.

“It is absolutely unacceptable that in our country pregnant women are being detained, shackled, and denied the care they need to have a healthy pregnancy,” said Senator Murray. “The Trump Administration should immediately reverse course on this heartless and dangerous policy that puts the health of mothers and infants at risk. I’m proud to introduce legislation to make them do just that by reinstating the former policy that presumes the release of pregnant women and youth and setting new standards of medical care and transparency around how our government treats pregnant women and youths in detention.”

Senator Murray recently introduced the Stop Shackling and Detaining Pregnant Women Act. This bill would end this practice.

Let our Senator know that this is the type of leadership we are looking for!

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Sen. Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621, (206) 553-5545

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“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I am calling from [ZIP]. I wanted to thank Senator Murray for her leadership on the treatment of pregnant women in ICE custody. The torture of pregnant women in ICE custody cannot be allowed to continue. Thank the Senator for introducing the Stop Shackling and Detaining Pregnant Women Act.”

Background

https://www.help.senate.gov/ranking/newsroom/press/murray-democrats-introduce-new-legislation-to-stop-trump-administration-from-detaining-and-shackling-pregnant-women

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/397536-dems-to-propose-legislation-to-prevent-ice-from-shackling-pregnant-women

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