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  1. criminalizationnoun


  2. criminalizationnoun


Princeton's WordNet

  1. criminalization, criminalisationnoun

    legislation that makes something illegal

    "the criminalization of marijuana"


    decriminalisation, decriminalization

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  1. Asha Banerjee:

    The incarceration argument is especially important because in these states where abortion bans have come into play, there’s a huge criminalization aspect.

  2. Doug Berman:

    This case itself won't change things, but it's the first of many that starts to chip away at the idea that criminalization is the way to address problematic substance abuse, the courts haven't kept up with the science itself. It's time.

  3. Juan Pappier:

    This is a level of massive, systematic criminalization of demonstrators that we have very rarely seen in Latin America in recent decades, it's very clear the message the Cuban government is trying to convey is that what happened in July is absolutely forbidden and can not happen again.

  4. Elisabeth Smith:

    In a state like Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, if someone orders pills online, they are doing so outside of the laws of that state, because they have prohibited telemedicine and more states are passing laws prohibiting the possession of medication abortion, there is the risk of criminalization when people do not follow the laws of their state.

  5. Michelle Erenberg:

    We're also talking about what that means for... the criminalization of people who may be seeking to self-manage an abortion if they can't access a legal abortion in the state of Louisiana anymore. to me it feels like maybe there was some complacency among people in Louisiana, that,' Oh, the Louisiana politicians can pass these crazy laws, but you know, they'll be stopped in court,'.

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