Letter to DHHS re. Section 1557 of ACA

Letter to DHHS re. Section 1557 of ACA
November 16, 2015

NAPW encourages the Department of Health and Human Services to not include a specific exemption for health providers, health plans, and other covered entities on the basis of religious beliefs in its rule making on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

A Major Victory for Pregnant Women

National Advocates for Pregnant Women was the first national organization to offer support to Jennie McCormack, an Idaho woman who was arrested for having an abortion. We are thrilled to report an important victory in Ms. McCormack's case. Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its second opinion in McCormack v. Herzog, holding that it is unconstitutional to prosecute women for having abortions, and striking down several parts of Idaho's laws that limit women's rights and access to abortion.

Resistance Matters

NAPW and our allies' recent victories show how important it is to resist attacks on pregnant women's personhood -- and how equally important it is to organize with our allies to reframe the debate.

Defeating Colorado Feticide Law

With NAPW's support, the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR), NARAL Colorado, Planned Parenthood of Colorado, and partners did what most thought would be impossible: We stopped Colorado from becoming the 39th state to adopt a feticide law.

NAPW Part of NWLC and LSRJ Reproductive Justice Webinar Oct. 1, 2014

NAPW Part of NWLC and LSRJ Reproductive Justice Webinar Oct. 1, 2014
October 07, 2014

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, NAPW’s Research & Program Associate, Laura Huss, gave a webinar as part of the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) and Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) Webinar Wednesday series, “If You Care About Pregnancy Discrimination, You Should Care About Reproductive Justice.

Arrests of and Forced Interventions on Pregnant Women in the United States, 1973–2005: Implications for Women’s Legal Status and Public Health

January 25, 2013
Lynn Paltrow and Jeanne Flavin

Abstract: In November 2011, the citizens of Mississippi voted down Proposition 26, a “personhood” measure that sought to establish separate constitutional rights for fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses.

New Study Reveals the Impact of Post-Roe v Wade and ‘Pro-Life’ Measures

On January 15, 2013, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law published a study, "Arrests of and Forced Interventions on Pregnant Women in the United States, 1973-2005: Implications for Women's Legal Status and Public Health," written by Lynn M. Paltrow, NAPW Executive Director, and Jeanne Flavin, Professor of Sociology at Fordham University and NAPW Board President.

“Roe v. Wade and the New Jane Crow: Reproductive Rights in the Age of Mass Incarceration”

"Roe v. Wade and the New Jane Crow: Reproductive Rights in the Age of Mass Incarceration"
January 14, 2013

Lynn M. Paltrow, American Journal of Public Health, 2013, Vol. 103, No. 1
Abstract: All pregnant women, not just those who seek to end a pregnancy, have benefited from Roe v Wade.