The Times podcast: The sketchy test sending moms to prison

There is a test used across Latin America to determine if a baby is born dead or alive. And depending on the outcome, it could allow prosecutors to bring murder charges against mothers who may have had a stillbirth. And there is an even bigger problem. This test is 400 years old and very unreliable.

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Today, how the so-called flotation test sends women to jail for killing their newborns, even if they say they are innocent. Read the full transcript here.

Host: Gustave Arellano

Guests: LA Times foreign correspondent Leila Miller

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https://www.latimes.com/podcasts/story/2022-10-03/the-times-podcast-the-sketchy-test-sending-moms-to-prison The Times podcast: The sketchy test sending moms to prison

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