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PBP's 3rd Annual Solidarity Supper
October 18th, 2014
PBP's 3rd Annual Solidarity Supper

Massachusetts is 20th state to pass Anti Shackling.

WE DID THIS TOGETHER! Massachusetts is the 20th state to pass Anti-Shackling!

After 10 years of this legislation being introduced, success came now because of the leadership of
PBP member, Kenzie, who publicly shared her story of being shackled while in labor. “I thought I was the only one who felt the way I did. But now I’m hearing other women come out with their stories. I feel like maybe I wasn’t the first, but I feel like my story has given other women the courage to share their story in hopes of making change.” -Kenzie Wood

PBP would like to thank our members who have been affected by the use of restraint in labor, who have spent hours looking over and working on language for this bill, offered ideas and input, talked to the media, college classrooms, friends and family or written their stories.

The Prison Birth Project is growing!

See here for more information including details on how to apply.

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It's out there
far beyond the setting sun
farther yet than I have come
High above the tallest peak
for me. Yes only me to seek.
I want to be content.
where...

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