Pregnant, and No Civil Rights
On Saturday, November 7, 2014 The New York Times ran the op-ed, "Pregnant, and No Civil Rights," by NAPW's Executive Director Lynn Paltrow and Board President Jeanne Flavin. This commentary describes the shocking realities of the risks that anti-abortion and "personhood" measures pose for all pregnant women in the United States. It highlights just a few narratives of the nearly 800 cases we have documented since 1973 of pregnant women being denied their civil and human rights whether they seek to end their pregnancy or go to term. The op-ed ends with this call to action: "We should be able to work across the spectrum of opinion about abortion to unite in the defense of one basic principle: that at no point in her pregnancy should a woman lose her civil and human rights."
We are proud to let you know that, over the weekend, the op-ed was the #1 most emailed, tweeted, and Facebook 'shared,' piece in The New York Times. Thank you to everyone who has helped to spread the word, and for those who have not, we hope you will!