NAPW says Knocked Up, Fight Back!

It has never been easy to give the "elevator" speech for National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW). Our commitment and vision are rooted in the broad principles and values of reproductive justice and human rights. Our work, making use of our particular knowledge, expertise and skills, focuses on pregnant women - especially those most likely to be targeted for punishment and control.

Vote November 8th to ensure respect for pregnant women

On Tuesday, November 8th we hope that you will vote. When you do, please keep these facts in mind:

1. Women already face punishment for having and attempting to have abortions

On August 31, 2016, Purvi Patel finally walked out of the Indiana Women's Prison, after fighting a conviction and 20-year sentence for attempting to have an abortion.

Victories, Patel Update, TN Wrap-up, and Global Connections

NAPW challenge to Wisconsin law will go to federal court

On Sept. 30, a federal district court judge issued a ruling that allows NAPW to go forward with a constitutional challenge to Wisconsin's so-called "cocaine mom law." Passed in 1997, this law allows the state to detain pregnant women, at any stage of pregnancy, if they use or admit to past use of alcohol or drugs.

NAPW Traveled to Jacksonville, FL July 25-28 to Stand Our Ground for Marissa Alexander

NAPW Traveled to Jacksonville, FL July 25-28 to Stand Our Ground for Marissa Alexander
July 23, 2014

The weekend of July 25 - 28, 2014, NAPW's Director of Legal Advocacy, Sara Ainsworth, and Research & Program Associate, Laura Huss, attended and spoke at the "Standing Our Ground: Raising Our Voices against Reproductive Oppression and Violence against Women" conference and rally in Jacksonville, Florida.

Lynn Paltrow speaking opportunity: “40 years after Roe v. Wade: Reproductive Justice in the Age of Mass Incarceration”

Lynn Paltrow speaking opportunity: "40 years after Roe v. Wade: Reproductive Justice in the Age of Mass Incarceration"
July 12, 2013

Consider bringing NAPW Executive Director, Lynn Paltrow, to your campus to discuss: "40 years after Roe v. Wade: Reproductive Justice in the Age of Mass Incarceration" Roe v. Wade: What does it mean today? How can you make it relevant to all generations and communities?

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