Victory in Indiana after NAPW Demands Indiana Prosecutor Drop Murder Charge Against Woman Who Had a Stillbirth at Home (August 2018)

NAPW, along with 11 other organizations and 27 individual experts, submitted an Open Letter to the Madison County, Indiana prosecutor, asking him to drop felony charges against a woman who experienced a stillbirth at home. An Indiana woman who experienced a pregnancy loss is being prosecuted for feticide and involuntary manslaughter, based on her alleged drug use while pregnant.

“Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the USA” (Amnesty International)

December 19, 2018
NAPW’s work is highlighted in this important Amnesty International report. Click here to access Amnesty International’s report: "Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the USA".

Over the course of three years, Amnesty International analyzed US criminal prosecutions of women who are pregnant and alleged to use drugs.

NAPW Senior Staff Attorney Amber Khan presents on the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) to a New York State Department of Health workgroup

In December 2018, NAPW Senior Staff Attorney Amber Khan delivered a presentation to the AIDS Institute’s state-wide Women Who Use Drugs Workgroup, part of the New York State Department of Health, on the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and its connection to pregnancy and drug use.