Pregnancy Is Not a Crime – Support NAPW!

Dear Friends and Allies,

National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) believes that at no point in pregnancy should women lose their civil or human rights.

Fortunately, we were able to get this message out to millions of people this year through a New York Times op-ed, "Pregnant, and No Civil Rights.

Victory in NJ – Methadone Treatment for Pregnant Women is Health Care, Not Harm

Today, the New Jersey Supreme Court announced its unanimous ruling in New Jersey Division of Child Protection & Permanency v. Y.N. This decision rejects a lower court finding that a mother may be charged with civil child abuse and neglect because her newborn exhibited the transitory and treatable side effects of methadone treatment that the woman received during pregnancy.

Tamara M. Loertscher v. J.B. van Hollen, in his official capacity as AG of State of Wisconsin, and Eloise Anderson, in her official capacity as Secretary of the Department of Children and Families

Tamara M. Loertscher v. J.B. van Hollen, in his official capacity as AG of State of Wisconsin, and Eloise Anderson, in her official capacity as Secretary of the Department of Children and Families
December 16, 2014

Complaint and Appendix Filed with the United States District Court in Western District of Wisconsin
Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Appendix Filed January 15, 2015