WHY YOU SHOULD RALLY WITH NAPW SATURDAY, FEB 26

Please join us Saturday, February 26th
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Foley Square between Centre Street and Lafayette Street, NYC

In 2004, National Advocates for Pregnant Women marched with our allies and families we serve in the March for Women’s Lives. As we explained at the time:

We marched in memory of Angela Carder, a 27-year-old pregnant woman who in name of fetal rights was forced to have a Caesarean section that resulted in her death and the death of her fetus. We marched in celebration of childbirth and the rights of women and families to decide if or when a Caesarean is necessary. We marched in honor of mothers who bear and raise children without compensation or any kind of meaningful state support to ensure the health and welfare of their families.

That is why our contingent including a truly diverse range of reproductive justice allies including long time birthing rights activists.

And now, the time has come to march again. As you have probably heard a majority in our current Congress has made it clear that their primary agenda is not to boost the economy or to help the struggling poor and middle classes. Instead, with single-minded focus they have devoted their energy to undermining health care reform and curtailing women’s access to reproductive health care. They are intent upon dismantling the programs low-income women rely upon not only for abortions, but also for annual exams, birth control, and breast cancer screening. For many women, this is the only doctor they see on a regular basis. One of the many bills pending is called the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. NAPW knows that this bill and the others are really the No Justice for Pregnant Women Acts.

From completely cutting the budget for Title X to bills that would allow hospitals to refuse to treat a pregnant woman who needs an abortion (they could turn away a woman with an ectopic pregnancy), to limits on funding for abortion unless a woman can prove that she was physically brutalized in addition to being raped these laws seek to deprive pregnant women and mothers of their constitutional and human rights.

That is why we hope you will join us on February 26 as we stand for reproductive justice, health, and dignity for all pregnant women.


Please join us Saturday, February 26th
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Foley Square between Centre Street and Lafayette Street, NYC