The fact that women are not required to abort if they become pregnant in prison does not present an equal protection violation. Male and female prisoners are not similarly situated with respect to terminating pregnancy, since men can't get pregnant. Insofar as they are similarly situated in terms of their sentences, neither are permitted conjugal visits nor other means of procreation. Nor is there an equal protection violation in the differential treatment of persons sentenced before and after California's "three strikes" law; changes in the law don't violate equal protection. See: Gerber v. Hickman, 103 F.Supp.2d 1214 (E.D.Cal. 2000).
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|Cite||103 F.Supp.2d 1214 (E.D.Cal. 2000)|