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.

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