March 02, 2010
The following written statement was presented as part of the Universal Periodic Review Consultation process with the U.S. State Department. Pregnancy Justice has documented numerous cases of severe and often hidden abuses faced by pregnant women. The Review, mandated by the United Nations, was created to expose human rights concerns and help countries begin to address them. The review is an opportunity for the public and organizations involved in documenting human rights violations to assess the US’s human rights record and human rights violations domestically and included panels and presentations on issues such as housing, employment and labor, education, health and criminal justice/detention.