Press Release: US Crt of Appeals protects women from prosecution after abortion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11, 2012

Contact:
Janet Chung, Legal & Legislative Counsel
Legal Voice
Cell: 425-306-4761

Lynn Paltrow, Executive Director
National Advocates for Pregnant Women
Cell: 917-921-7421

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a strong ruling protecting pregnant women and their decisions in the case McCormack v. Hiedeman.

Idaho Amicus Jennie McCormack Case

On February 7, 2012, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Legal Voice and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief in the case of Jennie McCormack v. Hiedeman. We are very grateful to Legal Voice for finding counsel, Kathleen M. O’Sullivan, 
Breena M. Roos, and Ashley A. Locke, of Perkins Coie LLP to work with NAPW and to file this amicus brief on behalf of our organizations.

Dismantling Roe v. Wade Would Affect All Pregnant Women

January 12, 2010

NAPW and More than 100 Signatories Request That Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Consider Impact on All Pregnant Women

On June 22, 2009 National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) released to the public a letter with more than 100 signatories sent to the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate requesting that the Committee ask Judge Sonia Sotomayor and all future Supreme Court nominees: Is there a point in pregnancy when you believe women lose their civil rights? This letter, discussed in Rachel Roth's RhRealityCheck Commentary, addresses the harm that will result if abortion is outlawed and provides concrete examples of civil rights violations against pregnant women that undermine both maternal and fetal health and that would occur routinely if Roe v. Wade were overturned.

Sotomayor Confirmation, Joint Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee From Over 100 Legal and Health Experts

Dismantling Roe v. Wade Would Affect All Pregnant Women

NAPW and More than 100 Signatories Request That Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Consider Impact on All Pregnant Women

On June 22, 2009 National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) released to the public a letter with more than 100 signatories sent to the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate requesting that the Committee ask Judge Sonia Sotomayor and all future Supreme Court nominees: Is there a point in pregnancy when you believe women lose their civil rights? This letter, discussed in Rachel Roth's RhRealityCheck Commentary, addresses the harm that will result if abortion is outlawed and provides concrete examples of civil rights violations against pregnant women that undermine both maternal and fetal health and that would occur routinely if Roe v. Wade were overturned.

Open Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee

June 19, 2009
 

[Download a PDF of the letter here.]

Nominee: Is there a point in pregnancy when you believe women lose their civil rights? 

June 19, 2009

Dear Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee:

Long before President Obama selected Judge Sotomayor as his nominee to the Supreme Court, advocacy groups and media outlets identified the issue of “abortion rights” as a key issue for determining the nominee’s qualifications.