Indiana Forum: Challenging Stigma and Misinformation in the Bei Bei Shuai case

On Wednesday evening June 26, 2013, approximately 50 people attended an Indianapolis forum sponsored by a dozen local and national organizations.

The forum, Suicide & Mental Health: Should Pregnant Women Be Treated Differently?, sparked a compelling op-ed by Professor Terry Jett in the Indianapolis Star, “Bei Bei Shuai was vulnerable and pregnant, but not a criminal,” and an article about the event and one of its organizers, “Bei Bei Shuai case leads Butler professor to hold forum on pregnancy and suicide.

NAPW supports, attends, and speaks at 3rd Annual Take Root: Red State Perspectives on Reproductive Justice Conference in Oklahoma

NAPW supports, attends, and speaks at 3rd Annual Take Root: Red State Perspectives on Reproductive Justice Conference in Oklahoma
February 17, 2013

NAPW continued to support the organization and planning of the Third Annual Take Root: Red State Perspectives on Reproductive Justice Conference.

Time to Take Action – March with NAPW!

Time to Take Action! March with NAPW April 28th and May 1st for Reproductive Justice

Why is this Spring different from other Springs? Why in this season are we marching twice when sometimes we do not march at all? We march twice because the grassroots are rising and it is time to assemble and protest against the attacks on women and for Reproductive Justice.

Laura Pemberton: Speaking on Her Experience of a Court-ordered Cesarian Surgery

On January 20, 2007, Ms. Laura Pemberton generously spoke at the National Summit to Ensure the Health and Humanity of Pregnant and Birthing Women, held in Atlanta, Georgia.

She spoke about her personal experiences filling in important facts missing from the trial court decision in her case, Pemberton v. Tallahassee Memorial Regional Center, 66 F. Supp.

Laura Pemberton’s talk from NAPW’s 2007 Summit now available online

Please view Ms. Pemberton's powerful talk about her desire to attempt a vaginal birth after a cesarean and the hospital court order which forced her to have cesarean surgery against her will.

On January 20, 2007, Ms. Laura Pemberton generously spoke at the National Summit to Ensure the Health and Humanity of Pregnant and Birthing Women, held in Atlanta, Georgia.