NAPW Seeks Plaintiffs to Challenge Alabama Law Used to Arrest and Prosecute Pregnant Women

September 30, 2014

NATIONAL ADVOCATES FOR PREGNANT WOMEN SEEKS PLAINTIFFSTO CHALLENGE ALABAMA LAW USED TO ARREST AND PROSECUTE PREGNANT WOMEN

Since 2006, more than 130 Alabama women who became pregnant and tested positive for a controlled substance have been arrested under the theory that a pregnant woman’s uterus is a dangerous “environment” no different from a methamphetamine lab.

Health Experts Warn Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals That Prosecuting Pregnant Women As Drug Labs Is Bad For Babies

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA- On Friday, attorneys asked the court for permission to file an amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) brief in the case A.K. v. Alabama (Docket: CR-09-0485) on behalf of twenty-four public health advocates, organizations and experts.