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.

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.

Pregnant Women and Mothers Deserve Better

National Advocates for Pregnant Women released a commentary and video addressing the demonizing language used by some abortion opponents.

Here are some things that you can do about it:

Regardless of your point of view about abortion, you can ask your spiritual, religious, and political leaders to give a sermon or speech explaining the difference between the personal decisions women and their families make and government sponsored genocide.

Counter Anti-Choice Campus Activities

Counter Anti-Choice Campus Activities
September 08, 2009

Students, especially, can use the resources offered by Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom to counter the elaborate and well-funded college campus programs arguing that the collective actions of pregnant women and mother are worse than any genocide.

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.