NAPW Seeks Plaintiffs to Challenge Alabama Law Used to Arrest and Prosecute Pregnant Women

September 30, 2014

NATIONAL ADVOCATES FOR PREGNANT WOMEN SEEKS PLAINTIFFSTO CHALLENGE ALABAMA LAW USED TO ARREST AND PROSECUTE PREGNANT WOMEN

Since 2006, more than 130 Alabama women who became pregnant and tested positive for a controlled substance have been arrested under the theory that a pregnant woman’s uterus is a dangerous “environment” no different from a methamphetamine lab.

NAPW Participates in United Nations’ Second Review of the USA Under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process

NAPW Participates in United Nations' Second Review of the USA Under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process
September 26, 2014

NAPW was approached by INPUD/INWUD (International Network of People/Women Who Use Drugs), who were hoping to cite our research on arrests and detentions of pregnant women in a shadow report for the United Nations' second review of the United States under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process.