Victories in Idaho and New York!

NAPW recently helped get serious felony criminal charges dismissed for two women targeted in relationship to pregnancy.

A case against an Idaho woman who faced a felony injury to a child charge after alleged drug use while pregnant was dismissed in April 2017. NAPW worked together with the Idaho woman's defense lawyer who argued that the child injury statue could not be used to criminalize pregnancy or actions while pregnant, and that if the court judicially expanded the law for such a prosecution, that would violate the woman's constitutional rights.

U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Criticizes Detention of Pregnant Women in the U.S.

In July 2017, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued a report criticizing the detention of pregnant women in the United States and highlighting the harsh Wisconsin law NAPW and our allies have been working to defeat.

NAPW Executive Director Lynn Paltrow Speaks at Massachusetts General Hospital September 2017

On September 15, NAPW's Founder and Executive Director Lynn M. Paltrow presented "Addressing Maternal, Fetal, and Child Health in the Midst of the Opioid Epidemic" at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), addressing the consensus in the medical community that addiction is a public health issue and that treating drug use in pregnancy as a crime undermines the health of both women and children.