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BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 05 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:318

US bill bans execution of pregnant prisoners: The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill banning the execution of all pregnant prisoners. The US, as a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, has been prohibited since 1994 from executing pregnant women convicted of a federal crime. The new …

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