NAPW Presents at the National Lawyers Guild's #Law4ThePeople Convention August 2017

September 13, 2017

This August, NAPW presented a workshop entitled "Criminal Defense Work as Impact Litigation for Reproductive Justice" at the National Lawyer's Guild's #Law4ThePeople Convention in Washington D.C., along with our allies from Women with a Vision in New Orleans and SisterReach in Memphis.

Criminal defense for pregnancy-related crimes is needed now more than ever, not just around arrests for abortion, but also for being pregnant, giving birth and having used a controlled substance, experiencing a pregnancy loss, improper disposal of fetal remains, and refusing cesearean surgery. This workshop presented the reproductive justice framework to defense lawyers and shared strategies and resources for making change when facing prosecutions related to pregnancy.

Visit to learn more about the "Criminal Defense Work as Impact Litigation for Reproductive Justice" workshop (including speaker bios) and for more information about the Guild's annual convention.

Pictured here (left to right): Panelists Cherisse Scott of SisterReach, Nia Weeks of Women with a Vision and Nancy Rosenbloom and Amber Khan of NAPW.