PRESS RELEASE: Nationwide Coalition Calls on Department of Justice to Denounce Enhanced Sentence for Pregnant Woman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2014

Contact: Lynn Paltrow, NAPW, (212) 255-9252
Cherisse Scott, SisterReach, (901) 310-5488

Nationwide Coalition Calls on Department of Justice to Denounce Enhanced Sentence for Pregnant Woman

Today, a coalition of 48 reproductive justice, drug policy reform, women’s rights and civil liberties organizations sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to renounce enhanced criminal penalties for women on the basis of pregnancy.

NAPW supports, attends, and speaks at 3rd Annual Take Root: Red State Perspectives on Reproductive Justice Conference in Oklahoma

NAPW supports, attends, and speaks at 3rd Annual Take Root: Red State Perspectives on Reproductive Justice Conference in Oklahoma
February 17, 2013

NAPW continued to support the organization and planning of the Third Annual Take Root: Red State Perspectives on Reproductive Justice Conference.

NAPW Executive Director on Moyers & Company with NLIRH’s Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas

January 26, 2013

On January 25, 2013, NAPW Executive Director, Lynn Paltrow, and National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) Executive Director, Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, appeared on Moyers & Company. Bill Moyers interviewed Lynn and Jessica after the 40th Anniversary of Roe v Wade to examine and discuss the issues behind the reproductive rights debate.

Executive Summary: Paltrow & Flavin, “Arrests of and forced interventions on pregnant women in the United States (1973-2005): The implications for women’s legal status and public health,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

January 25, 2013
Executive Summary: Download file.
Published Full Article: Download file.

National Advocates for Pregnant Women’s one-of-a-kind study identifies hundreds of criminal and civil cases involving the arrests, detentions and equivalent deprivations of pregnant women’s physical liberty that occurred between 1973 and 2005, after the decision in Roe v. Wade was issued.

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.