Drug use and pregnancy are sensitive subjects that are often addressed without the opportunity to hear from experts. Please view our webinar featuring medical experts who discuss evidence-based research on drug use, addiction, and pregnancy. In addition, local legal and community advocates offer insight into the current responses to drug use and pregnancy in the Central Valley and approaches that will advance maternal, fetal, and child health.
CALL TO URGENT ACTION:
Demand that Kings County, California District Attorney Keith L. Fagundes dismiss the murder charge against Chelsea Becker!
On November 6, 2019, Chelsea Becker was arrested and charged with murder under California Penal Code §187. Ms. Becker had experienced a stillbirth that the prosecutor claims (without any scientific basis) was caused by her methamphetamine use during pregnancy.
Join Indra Lusero (Staff Attorney) and Kendall Bentsen (Organizer) from National Advocates for Pregnant Women, as they discuss the civil and human rights you have in the hospital during childbirth as well as the limitations of those rights in practice.
Northwell Health's Staten Island University Hospital internal policy ("Managing Maternal Refusal") gives doctors the authority to take control of pregnant patients and force them to have medical procedures without their consent. This policy violates medical ethics and New York's Patient Bill of Rights.
Dear Friends and Allies,
Why support National Advocates for Pregnant Women? Because none of us would be here without them.
The fact is none of us would be here without someone who became pregnant and gave birth. Yet the health care pregnant people need to survive and to thrive (and what the survival of the species requires) is categorized separately as reproductive health - as if it is something that only a small "special interest" subgroup of humans need.
Some New Yorkers think that attacks on reproductive rights and health are confined to far-away places such as Alabama and Tennessee. But right here in New York City, a hospital is arguing and courts are so far accepting the idea that there is a point in pregnancy when patients lose their rights to bodily integrity and medical decision-making.
Panel discussion about the rights of pregnant employees and patients.
Join legal and reproductive health experts to learn about the employment rights of pregnant folks and their decision-making rights regarding their health care and birth plan.
Chanel Porchia-Albert, CD, CPD, CLC, CHHC, Founder and Executive Director of Ancient Song Doula Services
Allegra Fishel, JD, Founder and Executive Director, Gender Equality Law Center
Indra Lusero, JD, Staff Attorney at National Advocates for Pregnant Women
Co-sponsored by the NYU Law Reproductive Justice Clinic
Allegra Fishel, JD
Allegra L. Fishel is the Founder and Executive Director of the Gender Equality Law Center.
The United States is facing a maternal health care crisis as the rate of maternal mortality has been rising, and Black and Indigenous people are dying at even higher rates. This is happening in a health care system where 1 in 4 women of color report mistreatment during birth.
Take Root: Red State Reproductive Justice has moved to Kentucky and the conference is scheduled to take place in November 2020. Please join us for a panel at the University of Kentucky's Year of Equity programming to hear organizers, activists, and healthcare providers from national organizations in red states discuss challenges, approaches, and perspectives in advancing reproductive justice.
URGENT ACTION: Demand that Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston dismiss charges against Ms. Roberts in TN!
Late last week, Tiffany Roberts of Chattanooga was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and neglect and viable fetus as a victim after experiencing a miscarriage at 23 weeks. She was pregnant with twins and faces charges for each separately and remains in jail unable to post the $1 million bond.