Responding to multiple requests for information and guidance, National Advocates for Pregnant Women and the Birth Rights Bar Association have created a resource for people who encounter mistreatment, abuse, and human rights violations during childbirth.
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The pandemic is exposing the harm done by the overregulation of certain medications people need as a matter of essential health. Join Amy J. Merrill (Digital Director at PlanC), Zachary C. Talbott (President of National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery) and Kendall Bentsen (Organizer at National Advocates for Pregnant Women) as they discuss how COVID-19 has highlighted barriers to accessing abortion pills for safe, self-managed abortions as well as MAT to treat substance use disorders.
After learning that Oklahoma Carter County District Attorney Craig Ladd is continuing to misuse his office to prosecute women who are pregnant and alleged to have used controlled substances, NAPW engaged local and national experts to call on district attorney Ladd to drop the charges.
NAPW recently sent a thank you letter to New York State Attorney General Letitia James to thank her for her efforts to ensure women across New York and the nation are able to access safe, legal abortions during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis as part of the multistate coalition of 21 attorneys general.
On April 10, NAPW and BRBA held a webinar discussion exploring the limits of individual rights during a public health crisis, how pregnancy and birth are uniquely affected by such limitations, and strategies for how people can advocate and be resilient in the face of inadequate and ineffective rights.
The coronavirus pandemic is revealing barriers to safe, effective, and respectful care for pregnant people, whether they are seeking to end a pregnancy or to continue a pregnancy and give birth. Join Indra Lusero Staff Attorney() and Kendall Bentsen (Organizer) from the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, as they discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on abortion access and hospital birth in the U.S.
A panel discussion exploring the limits of individual rights during a public health crisis, how pregnancy and birth are uniquely affected by such limitations, and strategies for how people can advocate and be resilient in the face of inadequate and ineffective rights.