Some New Yorkers think that attacks on reproductive rights and health are confined to far-away places such as Alabama and Tennessee. But right here in New York City, a hospital is arguing and courts are so far accepting the idea that there is a point in pregnancy when patients lose their rights to bodily integrity and medical decision-making. During this panel discussion, you will learn about what you can do to ensure dignity, justice, and personhood for everyone including pregnant patients – whether they are giving birth, experience a miscarriage or have an abortion.
Sign our petition (bit.ly/NAPWDRAY) demanding the doctors at Northwell Health (NY's largest hospital system) honor the decisions of pregnant patients and uphold their rights.
Lynn M. Paltrow, JD, Founder and Executive Director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women
Efe Osaren, CD, CLC, Midwife Assistant, Reproductive/Birth Justice Advocates and Full Spectrum Doula
Katy McFadden, CNM, RNC-NIC, Midwife, Former NICU RN and "whistleblower" and activist in an epicenter of the infant/maternal mortality crisis
National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) www.advocatesforpregnantwomen.org
Move Forward Staten Island www.moveforward.nyc
Staten Island Women Who March (SIWWM) www.siwomenwhomarch.org
Unitarian Church of Staten Island Social Justice Committee www.uucsi.org