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.
The front page of today's New York Times features an excellent story about Alicia Beltran's case. This story speaks eloquently to the humanity and dignity of Ms. Beltran and all pregnant women.
When the Cleveland Prosecutor announced that he was considering bringing murder charges against Ariel Castro for causing Michelle Knight, his captive for nearly a decade, to miscarry, leading reporters and commentators called National Advocates for Pregnant Women.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2013
Contact: Robert G. Newman, MD, MPH
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.
We are pleased to let you know that today more than 40 leading United States and international medical and psychological researchers and experts released a letter to media outlets and policy makers countering misleading and alarmist reporting about pregnant women and prescription opiate use.
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.
Executive Summary: Paltrow & Flavin, “Arrests of and forced interventions on pregnant women in the United States (1973-2005): The implications for women’s legal status and public health,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
January 25, 2013
Executive Summary: Download file.
Published Full Article: Download file.
National Advocates for Pregnant Women’s one-of-a-kind study identifies hundreds of criminal and civil cases involving the arrests, detentions and equivalent deprivations of pregnant women’s physical liberty that occurred between 1973 and 2005, after the decision in Roe v. Wade was issued.
On January 15, 2013, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law published a study, "Arrests of and Forced Interventions on Pregnant Women in the United States, 1973-2005: Implications for Women's Legal Status and Public Health," written by Lynn M. Paltrow, NAPW Executive Director, and Jeanne Flavin, Professor of Sociology at Fordham University and NAPW Board President.