Activist Update

Roe v. Wade at 42: Important for All Women

On this 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade -- when the spotlight is on the right to decide whether or not to have an abortion -- let's remember that Roe benefits all pregnant women.

Pregnancy Is Not a Crime – Support NAPW!

Dear Friends and Allies,

National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) believes that at no point in pregnancy should women lose their civil or human rights.

Fortunately, we were able to get this message out to millions of people this year through a New York Times op-ed, "Pregnant, and No Civil Rights.

Arresting Developments (and some Victories) for Pregnant Women in the US

Arresting Developments (and some Victories) for Pregnant Women in the US

As if the recent Supreme Court decisions were not enough, the last few weeks have been a frightening reminder that it is not just women's rights to abortion and contraception that are at stake, but also their right to be free from arrests, prosecutions, and cruel and inhumane punishment.

Tennessee Ignores Experts & Advocates; Passes Measure Harmful to Babies & Families

Tennessee Ignores Experts & Advocates; Passes MeasureHarmful to Babies & Families

Despite the extraordinary efforts of an amazing coalition, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed SB 1391 into law on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. As a result, Tennessee has become the first state to ignore the warnings of medical and public health experts and pass a law criminalizing adverse pregnancy outcomes, making those who become pregnant subject to separate and unequal laws.