In July 2020, NAPW joined numerous allies including Ancient Song Doula Services and Black Mammas Matter in signing an open letter that served as a national call for birth justice and accountability. NAPW knows that just as police misuse their authority against Black, Brown, and Indigenous people on the streets, they also do so in hospitals and delivery rooms and with the assistance of health care professionals.
A National Call for Birth Justice and Accountability. How many Black, Brown, and Indigenous people have to die giving birth?
Having already written a statement challenging false and stigmatizing medical misinformation advanced in the context of the nationwide litigation seeking to hold pharmaceutical companies liable for the over- prescription of opioids in the U.S., NAPW followed up with a letter regarding distribution of funds from Perdue’s bankruptcy settlement related to claims about its role in the national opioid addiction and overdose crisis.
Deborah Frank M.D. Affidavit
RPT P50 Becker Chelsea Housing
This week, National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), with local counsel Megan Hayes, filed an amicus brief in the Wyoming Supreme Court on behalf of thirteen experts in and advocates for maternal, infant, and child health in support of Leigha Stewart.
Last week, National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) filed an amicus brief (“friend of the court”) in support of Rinat Dray in her ongoing fight for justice following unconsented and forced cesarean surgery at Northwell Health’s Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH).
Since 1914, New York State Courts have recognized that “Every human being of adult years and sound mind has a right to determine what shall be done with his own body.
Read NAPW’s fact sheet “Understanding CAPTA and State Obligations” for information on the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and what it does and does not require.
People v. Tucker, No. 147092 (Cal. Santa Barbara-Goteta Mun. Ct. June 1973)
California v. Chelsea Becker: Petitions for Writ of Habeas Corpus and of Prohibition, California’s Fifth District Court of Appeal
Download the Petition for Writ of Prohibition July 2020
Download the Renewed Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus
Download Exhibits in Support of Petition for Writ of Prohibition July 2020
Download Exhibits to Renewed Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus_compressed
Download the DPA's amicus brief in the writ of prohibition