Laura Pemberton’s talk from NAPW’s 2007 Summit now available online

Please view Ms. Pemberton's powerful talk about her desire to attempt a vaginal birth after a cesarean and the hospital court order which forced her to have cesarean surgery against her will.

On January 20, 2007, Ms. Laura Pemberton generously spoke at the National Summit to Ensure the Health and Humanity of Pregnant and Birthing Women, held in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bail granted for imprisoned HIV-positive pregnant woman in Maine

This morning, National Advocates for Pregnant Women and Center for HIV Law and Policy, and Elizabeth Frankel and Valerie Wright of the Maine law firm Verrill Dana, LLP, filed an emergency amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief on behalf of 28 public health experts, advocates, and organizations challenging the imprisonment of an HIV positive pregnant woman in order to protect her “innocent” “unborn child.

Michelle Geiser Behles v. North Dakota

Michelle Geiser Behles v. North Dakota
November 17, 2008

North Dakota Supreme Court
Brief of Amici Curiae North Dakota Women's Network, American Academy of Addition Psychiatry, American Medical Women's Association, National Women's Health Network, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health International Center for the Advancement of Addiction Treatment's Et. Al