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. Ms. Gallagher's article raised concerns about the "fetal rights" movement and asked the question: "What lies in store for pregnant women in the future?"
Through documentation of NAPW cases, our advocacy and research, Ms. Khan explains how hundreds of arrests and prosecutions of pregnant women have taught us that granting separate rights to fetuses means stripping civil rights from pregnant women.
Please read an excerpt here.