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Victory in the New Mexico Supreme Court!!

Supreme Court of New Mexico Strikes Down State’s Attempt to Convict Woman Struggling with Addiction During Pregnancy.

Leading Physicians, Scientific Researchers, and Medical, Public Health, and Child Welfare Organizations Applaud Court’s Order

PRESS RELEASE May 11, 2007

Drug Policy Alliance National Advocates for Pregnant Women

For Immediate Release:
CONTACT:
Reena Szczepanski (DPA): 505-983-3277
Nancy Goldstein (NAPW): 347-563-1647

On May 11, the Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico turned back the state's attempt to expand the criminal child abuse laws to apply to pregnant women and fetuses.

NAPW Featured in Tompaine and RH Reality Check

NAPW Featured in Tompaine and RH Reality Check
March 28, 2007

Towards A Real Culture Of Life

Lynn M. Paltrow

March 12, 2007

Lynn M. Paltrow is the executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women.

Many people in the U.S. work to protect the rights of pregnant women and to ensure that they are treated with dignity and respect.

State v. Regina McKnight Background

As is often the situation in precedent setting new cases, prosecutors chose as their test case one in which there would be little sympathy or support for the woman they targeted. In this case they picked Regina McKnight, an indigent African-American woman with numerous health problems, a limited education, and a drug problem that began after her mother was killed in a hit and run accident.