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.
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.
Amend it, Alabama!
Last week, we learned that Alabama's Health Care Improvements Task Force is considering making changes to the state's chemical endangerment law, which has been used to prosecute almost 500 pregnant or parenting women in the last several years.
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
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 spoke at Vancouver, Canada “Challenging Drug Prohibition” Event 5/17
May 16, 2014
On Saturday, May 17, 2014, NAPW Executive Director, Lynn Paltrow, spoke in Vancouver, BC, Canada on “Challenging Drug Prohibition & The Regulation of Reproduction and Mothering.
Families in Tennessee need your help to keep the state from making a costly mistake that will undermine maternal, fetal, and child health.
For Immediate Release
November 13, 2013
Patrick Gallahue: 917-328-0709
On October 10, 2013 at 11:30 am, Lynn Paltrow, NAPW Executive Director, will give a common hour lecture at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Ms. Paltrow's lecture is sponsored by the College's Department of Women's & Gender Studies and will focus on "Roe v. Wade and the New Jane Crow: 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”
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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