Shocking video: Police taser pregnant woman

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  • Outrage over a video of a pregnant woman being tasered
  • Can being tasered hurt the baby?

Police threw an eight-months-pregnant woman to the ground, then used a TASER on her this weekend.

They say she and her boyfriend were resisting arrest in a Springfield, Illinois, parking lot.  The woman told HLN affiliate KSDK she did not touch an officer.

A leading obstetrician says blunt trauma could hurt the fetus and it "can't be a good idea" to expose an expectant mother to electrical shock. But police and the TASER company say using the conducted electrical weapons is safer for all parties than the alternatives.

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