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.
This report, Year 2000 Overview: Governmental Responses to Pregnant Women Who Use Alcohol or Other Drugs, surveys the nation and provides a comprehensive review of every state and federal law specifically touching on the issue of pregnant women's drug use.
Frontiers in Psychology published, Totality of the Evidence Suggests Prenatal Cannabis Exposure Does Not Lead to Cognitive Impairments: A Systematic and Critical Review, a peer-reviewed systematic review on the effects of prenatal exposure to marijuana.
On May 8, 2020, Frontiers in Psychology published, Totality of the Evidence Suggests Prenatal Cannabis Exposure Does Not Lead to Cognitive Impairments: A Systematic and Critical Review, a peer-reviewed systematic review on the effects of prenatal exposure to marijuana.
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.
Download: BIRTH RIGHTS
In an 8-part series, the New York Times Editorial Board squarely addresses the core issues, intersectional frameworks, and cases NAPW has been working on for more than 17 years. It recognizes NAPW's leadership in defending the rights of pregnant women.
NAPW Senior Staff Attorney Amber Khan authored "The Crime Was Pregnancy," published in the Summer 2019 issue of Ms. Magazine. This important piece provides an update to Janet Gallagher's Ms. Magazine article "The Fetus and the Law -- Whose Life Is It Anyway," published over 35 years ago.
NAPW'S Testimony Opposing HCR 5004
April 03, 2019
The New York Times Series " A Woman's Rights"
March 11, 2019
The New York Times Editorial Board published the groundbreaking series "A Woman's Rights" on December 28, 2018. Please find the entire series here.
You can read each part of the series and download individual PDFs below:
Download Intro: A Woman's Rights
Download Part 1: When Prosecutors Jail a Mother for a Miscarriage
Download Part 2: The Feticide Playbook, Explained
Download Part 3: The Cost of Complacency About Roe
Download Part 4: Slandering the Unborn
Download Part 5: The Mothers Society Condemns
Download Part 6: Can a Corpse Give Birth?
Download Part 7: How My Stillbirth Became a Crime
Download Part 8: The Future of Personhood Nation
Author/Host - Darlene Ricker
Type of Publication - Article
Title of Publication - American Bar Association (ABA) Journal
Type of mention - NAPW quote
"'There is a grave need for knowledgable lawyers, coordinated strategy and resources,' says Indra Lusero, founder and president of the Birth Rights Bar Association and a staff attorney with National Advocates for Pregnant Women.