When Pregnancy Is Used to Deny Patients Their Civil and Human Rights: Experts Address the Rights of Pregnant Patients to Informed Consent, Bodily Integrity, and Medical Decision Making | Reading Material

When Pregnancy Is Used to Deny Patients Their Civil and Human Rights: Experts Address the Rights of Pregnant Patients to Informed Consent, Bodily Integrity, and Medical Decision Making | Reading Material

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NAPW Petition: Demand that Northwell Health Commit to Policies and Practices That Ensure Pregnant Patients’ Medical Choices Are Respected and Adhered To bit.

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Thank you for supporting National Advocates for Pregnant Women and our work to ensure the civil and human rights of all people, including pregnant women

In a year that has been so hard, we are especially grateful for your support.

It has also been a year in which we have nevertheless continued, with your help, to make a difference.

Tennessee’s Fetal Assault Law: Understanding its impact on marginalized women

In 2014, Tennessee became the first state to enact a law authorizing the arrest of women in relationship to their pregnancies. Sold to the public as a law designed to address only issue of opioid use by pregnant women, it actually established broad state authority to arrest pregnant women for the crime of fetal assault if they intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly (no intent needed) caused bodily injury to eggs, embryos, or fetuses as a result of an "unlawful act" or an "unlawful omission.