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How Fetal Protection Laws Fail to Protect (And Even Hurt) Pregnant People

When laws are passed to "protect fetuses," what does that mean for pregnant people?

Join National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) for a panel discussion featuring leaders in social work, law, medicine, and birth justice about the direct impact of fetal protection laws on pregnant people. Wisconsin's Act 292, the "Unborn Child Protection Act," will be discussed as an example.

Licensed Social Worker/ Doula / Professional Counselor Affirmation Wisconsin CE Credit: https://forms.gle/7AQERqEDGesV7Eqw8 (You must watch and submit affirmation before July, 24th, 2021)

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Birth Rights Guide: https://bit.ly/BirthRightsGuide

Birth Rights Guide (Spanish): https://bit.ly/BirthRightsGuideSpanish

RECOMMENDED READING

Social Work Recommended Reading (WI-NASW CE Handouts):

  1. The Pew Charitable Trusts Report to the Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Abuse, Substance Use Disorder Treatment Policy Recommendations for the State of Wisconsin Final Report, July 2018 -- https://bit.ly/3zR39Zi
  2. Sunderlin & Huss, The Mythology of “Addicted Babies”: Challenging Media Distortions, Laws, and Policies that Fracture Communities," Different Takes, Fall 2014. -- https://bit.ly/3xL7g77
  3. National Harm Reduction Coalition, Pregnancy and Substance Use: A Harm Reduction ToolKit, December 202 - https://bit.ly/35KI18W
  4. De Ville & Kopelman, Fetal Protection in Wisconsin’s Revised Child Abuse Law: Right Goal, Wrong Remedy. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (1999) - https://bit.ly/3qrNz1N
  5. NAPW Medical and Public Health Group Statements Opposing Prosecution and Punishment of Pregnant Women - https://bit.ly/3vQ3EzA
  6. Movement for Family Power, Ground Zero Report, June 2020 - https://bit.ly/3d8yBZ7 also bit.ly/groundzeroreport
  7. The Case of Alicia Beltran - https://bit.ly/NAPWABcase

Lawyers Recommended Reading (CLE Handouts):

  1. Loertscher v. Anderson, 259 F.Supp.3d 902 (W.D. Wis. 2017)
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hRnb...
  2. Loertscher v. Anderson, 893 F.3d 386 (7th Cir. Jun. 18, 2018)
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ohnH...
  3. The Pew Charitable Trusts Report to the Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Abuse, Substance Use Disorder Treatment Policy Recommendations for the State of Wisconsin Final Report, July 2018 -- https://bit.ly/3zR39Zi
  4. Paltrow & Jack: Pregnant Women, Junk Science, and Zealous Defense
    https://www.hivlawandpolicy.org/sites...
  5. NAPW Medical and Public Health Group Statements Opposing Prosecution and Punishment of Pregnant Women - https://bit.ly/3vQ3EzA
  6. De Ville & Kopelman, Fetal Protection in Wisconsin’s Revised Child Abuse Law: Right Goal, Wrong Remedy. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (1999) - https://bit.ly/3qrNz1N

Speaker Bios:

Dr. Kathy Hartke, MD, WI Maternal Mortality Review Team
Dr. Kathy Hartke, MD has over 38 years of experience in obstetrics, gynecology and is the mother of seven. She is the Co-Chair of the Wisconsin Maternal Mortality Review Team and serves on the Steering Committee of the WI Perinatal Quality Collaborative.

Tamara Thompson, Wisconsin Doulas of Color Collective

Tamara Thompson is an activist, lactation counselor, Doula, childbirth educator, and writer who has lived in Wisconsin since 2004. Tamara co-founded Harambee Village, a community based organization providing direct services in Dane County, WI. Tamara is an aspiring midwife, and is also a founding member of Maroon Calabash, an Afro-Indigenous Birthwork Cooperative.

DR. Tawandra Rowell-Cunsolo, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Tawandra Rowell-Cunsolo’s research broadly examines the intersection of the criminal justice system and health outcomes.

Jo Ardinger, Documentary Filmmaker

Jo Ardinger is an award winning director, editor and story consultant working on both documentary and narrative films. Her feature documentary debut, PERSONHOOD – Policing Pregnant Women in America premiered at DOC NYC in 2019 and won the American Bar Association’s 2020 Silver Gavel Award for Documentaries.

Samantha Lee, JD, is a human and civil rights attorney committed to people’s inherent right to make their own decisions about their bodies, their families, and their health.