NAPW featured at American Public Health Association (APHA)’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo

In November 2017, NAPW's Executive Director Lynn Paltrow presented at the Maternal and Child Health Town Hall session at the 2017 APHA Annual Meeting & Expo in Atlanta, GA. During this session, Lynn Paltrow spoke about substance use and supporting the needs of pregnant women and the well-being of children and families.

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.

Victory in NJ – Methadone Treatment for Pregnant Women is Health Care, Not Harm

Today, the New Jersey Supreme Court announced its unanimous ruling in New Jersey Division of Child Protection & Permanency v. Y.N. This decision rejects a lower court finding that a mother may be charged with civil child abuse and neglect because her newborn exhibited the transitory and treatable side effects of methadone treatment that the woman received during pregnancy.