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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.

Victory in the New Mexico Supreme Court

Supreme Court of New Mexico Strikes Down State’s Attempt to Convict Woman Struggling with Addiction During Pregnancy.

Leading Physicians, Scientific Researchers, and Medical, Public Health, and Child Welfare Organizations Applaud Court’s Order

PRESS RELEASE May 11, 2007

Drug Policy Alliance National Advocates for Pregnant Women

For Immediate Release:
CONTACT:
Reena Szczepanski (DPA): 505-983-3277
Nancy Goldstein (NAPW): 347-563-1647

On May 11, the Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico turned back the state's attempt to expand the criminal child abuse laws to apply to pregnant women and fetuses.

DPA PR: 26 Public Health and Medical Groups to U.S. Supreme Court: Women Who Suffer Stillbirths Are Not Murderers

26 Public Health and Medical Groups to U.S. Supreme Court: Women Who Suffer Stillbirths Are Not Murderers

South Carolina Prosecutors Want Homicide Trials for Stillbirths That Follow Any Conduct "Publicly Known" to be Harmful to Fetus

DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Tony Newman
Tuesday, July 29, 2003
510-812-3126

26 Public Health and Medical Groups to U.S. Supreme Court: Women Who Suffer Stillbirths Are Not Murderers

South Carolina Prosecutors Want Homicide Trials for Stillbirths That Follow Any Conduct "Publicly Known" to be Harmful to Fetus

Court Urged to Review South Carolina Case That Sets "Dangerous Precedent" and Jeopardizes Doctor-Patient Relationship

Twenty-six organizations consisting of physicians, nurses, counselors, social workers, and public health practitioners have joined together to file an amicus curiae brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review State v. McKnight- a South Carolina case that resulted in the first homicide conviction of a woman for suffering a stillbirth.

McKnight: Supreme Court Will Not Review Murder Conviction of Woman

Advocates Will Continue To Fight For Regina McKnight's Release And Against Criminalizing The Behavior of Pregnant Women

DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Lynn Paltrow, 212-255-9252

October 6, 2003 :
Tony Newman, 510-812-3126

Supreme Court Will Not Review Murder Conviction of Woman Who Suffered a Stillbirth South Carolina Woman Currently Serving 12 Years in Prison

Advocates Will Continue To Fight For Regina McKnight's Release And Against Criminalizing The Behavior of Pregnant Women

The U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision today not to review State of South Carolina v. Regina McKnight.

Petition Filed Today Seeking U.S. Supreme Court Review of Unprecedented South Carolina Decision Treating a Woman Who Suffered A Stillbirth as a Murderer

May 27, 2003
MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: 917-921-7421
FOR TUESDAY, May 27th, 2003

On May 27, 2003 counsel for Regina McKnight filed a petition with U.S. Court Supreme Court requesting review of a South Carolina Supreme Court decision that effectively rewrote the state's homicide by child abuse law to permit prosecution and conviction of pregnant women who experience stillbirths.

Controversial “cash-for-sterilization” California group comes to New York

NAPW Press Release, PRESS RELEASE, October 7, 2002

New York City, NY - CRACK (Children Require A Caring Kommunity) is a Southern California-based organization that "offers" $200 in cash to any woman or man who uses drugs or alcohol in exchange for their willingness to undergo sterilization or take long-term birth control.