Quote of the Day | July 19, 2018

“My meeting the women, hearing their stories about how painful it is, how degrading it is, how they would have a male guard in the room while they are exposed—I just think these women are entitled to some decency and some privacy while they’re delivering a child, and also for the safety of the baby the doctor needs to be able to have these women push without being chained to anything and having these obstructions.”

-Rep. Regina Goodwin, who sponsored a law that was passed this year to ban the practice of shackling pregnant women in labor while in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections [Rewire]


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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