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How pregnancy alters a woman's civil liberties

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A new study examines a legal grey area where the civil liberties of the mother and the rights of the fetus intersect. AFP/AFP/Getty Images

This is part two of a two-part segment on pregnancy and crime. Click here to view and hear part one.

A recent report published in the Journal of Health, Politics and Policy and Law says hundreds of women have been denied their civil liberties because they were pregnant. The study examined specific examples, and touched on a legal grey area where the rights of the mother and the fetus intersect.
We're joined now by Matthew Staver, Dean of Liberty University School of Law in Virginia

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