ACLU applauds the vote and urges House to vote similarly.
ACLU of Massachusetts renews call for bill to ban shackling and to establish basic standards of care for pregnant women in state jails and prisons.
Medical practitioners, human rights organizations, women's groups and faith leaders applaud the release of the bill to stop inhumane practice in Massachusetts.
Statement by Sarah Wunsch, staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
Court dismisses case as moot after Feds refuse to renew Catholic Bishops on government contract.