If Roe Goes — Graphic

Sources: Lynn M. Paltrow & Jeanne Flavin, Arrests of and Forced Interventions on Pregnant Women in the United States, 1973-2005: Implications for Women’s Legal Status and Public health, 38 J. Health Pol., Pol’y & L. 299 (2013); Nina Martin, Take a Valium Lose your Kid, Go to Jail, ProPublica; NAPW internal files

Activist Update: Yes the sky is falling…Together, we will hold up the sky

The last few weeks have been horrendous. The Muslim ban (too often misnamed a travel ban), the decision allowing fake clinics to deny pregnant women truthful information (making a mockery of free speech principles), and the attack on workers (overturning long-standing precedent and striking down public sector union fees).
And then there was the announcement of Justice Kennedy's resignation.

NAPW Supports El Salvadoran Women and Girls’ Human Rights!

NAPW and NYU Law School's Reproductive Justice Clinic, along with more than twenty leading international human rights and public health experts, submitted an amicus (friend of the court) brief to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (the "Commission") in support of Manuela, a woman who died in prison after being convicted under El Salvador's total abortion ban.

Statement from Lynn M. Paltrow, Executive Director, National Advocates for Pregnant Women

NAPW Calls on Senators to Oppose S. 2311, Federal Legislation Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks Senate Bill 2311 Demeans and Denies the Personhood of Pregnant Women

The Senate is scheduled to vote today on S. 2311, a law making it a crime to perform or attempt to perform an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

October 2017: NAPW in Alabama and Georgia

In October, NAPW staff traveled to Alabama and Georgia to connect with local advocates and allies and speak about our work advocating for the human and civil rights of pregnant people. In Tuscaloosa, AL, Nancy Rosenbloom (Director of Legal Advocacy) and Aarin Williams (Senior Staff Attorney) presented a teach-in organized by the Yellowhammer Fund about the chemical endangerment law in Alabama and the criminalization and punishment of people in relationship to pregnancy.