Press Statement: Florida Doctor Threat of Arrest of Pregnant Woman Dangerous and Without Legal Authority

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March 6, 2013

CONTACT: Farah Diaz-Tello
212-255-9252 ext. 31

National Advocates for Pregnant Women
Press Statement
Florida Doctor Threat of Arrest of Pregnant Woman Dangerous and Without Legal Authority

Tampa, Florida: Ms. Lisa Epsteen, a Florida woman who is pregnant, reached out today to National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) for advice.

Superior Court of New Jersey has ruled in favor of VM

We are happy to report that the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey has ruled in favor of VM in New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services vs. V.M. and B.G.. In the Matter of J.M.G.

In this case, a VM's refusal to sign a consent form for cesarean surgery led to hospital interventions and a report of abuse to child welfare authorities.

Superior Court of New Jersey has ruled in favor of VM

Superior Court of New Jersey has ruled in favor of VM
August 06, 2010

We are happy to report that the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey has ruled in favor of VM in New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services vs. V.M. and B.G.. In the Matter of J.M.G.

In this case, a VM's refusal to sign a consent form for cesarean surgery led to hospital interventions and a report of abuse to child welfare authorities.

Laura Pemberton: Speaking on Her Experience of a Court-ordered Cesarian Surgery

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.

She spoke about her personal experiences filling in important facts missing from the trial court decision in her case, Pemberton v. Tallahassee Memorial Regional Center, 66 F. Supp.