Responding to multiple requests for information and guidance, National Advocates for Pregnant Women and the Birth Rights Bar Association have created a resource for people who encounter mistreatment, abuse, and human rights violations during childbirth.
On May 31, 2019, National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), along with Movement for Family Power and 20 non-governmental organizations, activists, public defense offices, academics, and others who work every day to advance the human rights of pregnant and parenting people submitted a set of recommendations to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women regarding the United States child protection and foster system.
“The War On Drugs And The War On Abortion: Some Initial Thoughts On The Connections, Intersections And The Effects” By Lynn M. Paltrow
November 15, 2018
Click here to access the full article: "The War On Drugs And The War On Abortion: Some Initial Thoughts On The Connections, Intersections And The Effects" by Lynn M. Paltrow, published in Southern University Law Review [Vol. 28.3, 2001, p. 201].
"Pregnant Drug Users, Fetal Persons, and The Threat to Roe v. Wade" by Lynn M. Paltrow
November 15, 2018
Click here to access the full article: "Pregnant Drug Users, Fetal Persons, and The Threat to Roe v. Wade" by Lynn M. Paltrow, published in Albany Law Review [Vol.
On Saturday, November 7, 2014 The New York Times ran the op-ed, "Pregnant, and No Civil Rights," by NAPW's Executive Director Lynn Paltrow and Board President Jeanne Flavin. This commentary describes the shocking realities of the risks that anti-abortion and "personhood" measures pose for all pregnant women in the United States.
As many of you know, The New York Times recently ran a front page story about the Alicia Beltran case that NAPW helped to file with lead counsel, Wisconsin Attorney Linda S. Vanden Heuvel, and the Reproductive Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law.
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April 4, 2013
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Florida Statewide Task Force on Prescription Drug Abuse & Newborns, February 2013 Final Report: An Inadequate Assessment of the Needs of Women, Children, and Families
April 02, 2013
Toward a “Pro Lives” Perspective that Values the Lives of Pregnant Women and the Well-Being of Our Nation
By Jeanne Flavin and Lynn Paltrow
(This commentary appears on Mobilizing Ideas a production of The Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame)
As other contributors to this series have observed, “pro life” and “pro choice” do not adequately capture the dimensions and diversity of opinions and experiences that people have with regard to abortion and, as we will make clear, a whole lot more.
Arrests of and Forced Interventions on Pregnant Women in the United States, 1973–2005: Implications for Women’s Legal Status and Public Health
January 25, 2013
Lynn Paltrow and Jeanne Flavin
Abstract: In November 2011, the citizens of Mississippi voted down Proposition 26, a “personhood” measure that sought to establish separate constitutional rights for fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses.