NAPW’s legal advocacy takes numerous forms. In some cases, NAPW directly represents a client who may have been charged with a crime, threatened with state action, or who is challenging the constitutionality of a law.
In addition to directly representing clients, NAPW assists other lawyers and organizations representing pregnant women by providing advice and model briefs, by conducting legal research, drafting court papers, and arranging for pro bono experts.
NAPW also works with and represents scores of leading medical, public health, and advocacy organizations and experts as amici (friends of the court) who educate courts, policy makers, and the public about pregnant women, drugs, and the real threats to their health and the health of their children and families.
In some cases, NAPW advocacy has occurred only through public education and organizing.
To learn more about the cases NAPW works on, please click here: