Press Statement: National Advocates for Pregnant Women’s Lynn Paltrow on Alabama Supreme Court’s Decision in “Personhood” Measure in Disguise Case

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National Advocates for Pregnant Women’s Lynn Paltrow on Alabama Supreme Court’s Decision in “Personhood” Measure in Disguise Case

New York, NY – In response to the Alabama Supreme Court’s decision in Ex Parte Ankrom and Kimbrough yesterday, National Advocates for Pregnant Women released the following statement from founder and executive director Lynn Paltrow:

“This decision is judicial activism at its most dangerous.

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