When a Miscarriage Becomes a Jail Sentence

National Advocates for Pregnant Women painted a grim picture of pregnant people increasingly being prosecuted around the country for a miscarriage. The criminalization of Brittney Poolaw’s pregnancy forewarns of a system where all pregnancies that do not end in a live birth can be deemed suspicious. In January 2020, then-19-year-old Brittney Poolaw was pregnant and […]

Section 230 of the U.S. Communications Decency Act: How so-called anti-trafficking legislation justifies the incarceration of sex workers

Introduction The purpose of this research is to empirically analyze the way sex work has been framed in anti-trafficking policy in the United States over time with a specific interest in identifying how the legislation characterizes people engaged in the sex trade. Since the passage of the 2018 anti-trafficking legislative package containing the Stop Enabling […]