NJ: New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services v. Y.N., In the Matter of P.A.C., a Minor

NJ: New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services v. Y.N., In the Matter of P.A.C., a Minor
August 01, 2013

Amended Brief of Amici Curiae Experts in Maternal and Fetal Health, Public Health, and Drug Treatment in Support of Defendant-Petitioner
List of Amicus Curiae: Experts in Maternal and Fetal Health, Public Health, and Drug Treatment in Support of Defendant-Petitioner

MS: Mississippi v. Buckhalter

December 26, 2012
Supreme Court:
Brief of Amicus Curaie Mississippi Psychological Association in Support of Appellee Buckhalter
Brief of Amicus Curaie of Legal Voice and Pregnancy Loss Experts in Support of Appellee
Brief of Amicus Curaie on Sex Discrimination
Amicus Brief of Interested Human Rights Organizations and Academics
Amicus Brief of Medical and Public Health Experts

NAPW Documentation State v. Greywind

State v. Greywind, No. CR-92-447 (N.D. Cass County Ct. Apr. 10, 1992).

On February 7, 1992, Martina Greywind, a twenty-eight-year-old homeless Native American woman from Fargo who was approximately twelve weeks pregnant, was arrested. She was charged with reckless endangerment based on the claim that by inhaling the vapors of paint fumes, she was creating a substantial risk of serious bodily injury or death to her unborn child.

AL: Alabama v. Kimbrough & Ankrom

AL: Alabama v. Kimbrough & Ankrom
March 14, 2012

Amicus Brief on Behalf of Amanda Kimbrough in the Alabama Supreme Court - Filed on March 13, 2012
Amicus Brief on Behalf of Hope Ankrom in the Alabama Supreme Court - Filed on March 13, 2012
Amanda Kimbrough v. Alabama
Court of Criminal Appeals - Motion for Leave & Amicus Brief
Hope Ankrom v. Alabama
Court of Criminal Appeals - Amicus Brief - Filed on September 23, 2010

Victory in NY: Marijuana Use is not Child Abuse

NAPW has, for some time, been encouraging attorneys who represent mothers in civil child neglect proceedings ("family defense lawyers") to challenge neglect and abuse charges based on positive drug tests.

These cases often involve women who give birth and have their newborns taken from them based on nothing more than an unconfirmed positive test for an illegal drug.

Idaho Amicus Jennie McCormack Case

On February 7, 2012, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Legal Voice and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief in the case of Jennie McCormack v. Hiedeman. We are very grateful to Legal Voice for finding counsel, Kathleen M. O’Sullivan, 
Breena M. Roos, and Ashley A. Locke, of Perkins Coie LLP to work with NAPW and to file this amicus brief on behalf of our organizations.