Our Bodies, Our Crimes: The Policing of Women’s Reproduction in America, a new book by Jeanne Flavin, NAPW's Board President
Read the "starred review" of Ms. Flavin's book in Publishers Weekly. Please note: Scroll down on linked page to the 7th entry to read the review.
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NAPW says Knocked Up, Fight Back!
This includes working together to ensure that no one is stigmatized, shamed, punished, or denied health care or constitutional and human rights because they have the capacity for pregnancy, are pregnant, or because of the outcome of their pregnancies.
Read our newest Activist Update for more information about this call to action and more of NAPW's recent work.
In partnership with faculty and students associated with the Human Rights and Gender Justice (HRGJ) clinic at the CUNY School of Law, National Advocates for Pregnant Women successfully urged U.N. experts to recognize that detaining pregnant women suspected of drug use discriminates against women and violates their right to be free from arbitrary detention.
On Monday, October 24, 2016 the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention expressed concern for a growing trend of civil laws in the U.S. that permit the confinement of pregnant women suspected of drug or alcohol use. The Working Group underscored that deprivation of liberty on this basis is “obviously gendered and discriminatory in its reach and application.” The Working Group urged that the U.S. adopt alternative measures that do not deprive women of their liberty, and take affirmative steps to maximize funding for health care services. The Working Group also advised that federal funding for drug treatment should be made contingent on the elimination of state or local practices that threaten maternal health by authorizing involuntary detention.continued »