S.3225 - Stop Shackling and Detaining Pregnant Women Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 07/17/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/17/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3225 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/17/2018)
Stop Shackling and Detaining Pregnant Women Act
This bill prohibits the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from detaining a woman during pregnancy or postpartum recovery and must immediately release any detainee found to be pregnant, unless such woman presents an immediate and serious threat of hurting herself or others
A DHS detention facility may not use a restraint on a detainee who is known to be pregnant, including during labor, transport to a medical facility or birthing center, and delivery, or during postpartum recovery, except for medical or safety purposes. The bill prohibits DHS detention officers from being present during a pelvic exam of a detainee, labor, delivery, or treatment relating to a pregnancy, unless specifically requested by medical personnel. If a detention officer is requested by medical personnel, such officer shall be female, if practicable, and remain at a reasonable distance from the detainee.
The bill requires that a pregnant detainee shall have access to health care services, including comprehensive services relating to reproductive health care and pregnancy.