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.

AL: Alabama v. Kimbrough & Ankrom

AL: Alabama v. Kimbrough & Ankrom
March 14, 2012

Amicus Brief on Behalf of Amanda Kimbrough in the Alabama Supreme Court - Filed on March 13, 2012
Amicus Brief on Behalf of Hope Ankrom in the Alabama Supreme Court - Filed on March 13, 2012
Amanda Kimbrough v. Alabama
Court of Criminal Appeals - Motion for Leave & Amicus Brief
Hope Ankrom v. Alabama
Court of Criminal Appeals - Amicus Brief - Filed on September 23, 2010

A Reflection on Historic Health Care Reform!

Overall, the bill signed today is a huge victory for pregnant women, mothers and families. Nevertheless, much is being said about the abortion restrictions in the legislation and President Obama’s Executive Order.

Whether this historic health care reform maintains the injustice of existing anti-abortion restrictions or makes them worse really depends on the extent to which the mainstream pro-choice movement takes this experience as an opportunity to develop more effective political strategies.