Dray v. Staten Island University Hospital et al.

Rinat Dray, was forced to have cesarean surgery over her express objections. With NAPW’s help, Ms. Dray obtained significant media coverage of her situation and filed a lawsuit against the hospital and two physicians. In its defense, the hospital argues that since a woman in New York can be prohibited from having an abortion after a certain point in her pregnancy, she may also be denied every other right including the right to bodily integrity and the right to refuse surgery.

IN: Purvi Patel

October 30, 2015
Trial Court: State of Indiana v. Purvi Patel
Brief filed in the St. Joseph Superior Court

Brief of Amicus Curiae National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Health and Bioethics Experts, Reproductive Justice and Women's Rights Organizations (11/6/14)

Appellate Court: Purvi Patel v. State of Indiana
Briefs filed in the Court of Appeals of Indiana

Appellant's Brief - Filed by Attorneys Joel Schumm and Lawrence C. Marshall

Brief of Amicus Curiae National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Health and Bioethics Experts, Reproductive Justice and Women's Rights Organizations (10/1/15)

Brief of Amici Curiae Asian-American and Pacific Islander Organizations in Support of Appellant

Brief of Amici Curiae National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum and Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, et al.