Drug use and pregnancy are sensitive subjects that are often addressed without the opportunity to hear from experts. Please view our webinar featuring medical experts who discuss evidence-based research on drug use, addiction, and pregnancy. In addition, local legal and community advocates offer insight into the current responses to drug use and pregnancy in the Central Valley and approaches that will advance maternal, fetal, and child health.
Join Indra Lusero (Staff Attorney) and Kendall Bentsen (Organizer) from National Advocates for Pregnant Women, as they discuss the civil and human rights you have in the hospital during childbirth as well as the limitations of those rights in practice.
Some New Yorkers think that attacks on reproductive rights and health are confined to far-away places such as Alabama and Tennessee. But right here in New York City, a hospital is arguing and courts are so far accepting the idea that there is a point in pregnancy when patients lose their rights to bodily integrity and medical decision-making.
Panel discussion about the rights of pregnant employees and patients.
Join legal and reproductive health experts to learn about the employment rights of pregnant folks and their decision-making rights regarding their health care and birth plan.
Chanel Porchia-Albert, CD, CPD, CLC, CHHC, Founder and Executive Director of Ancient Song Doula Services
Allegra Fishel, JD, Founder and Executive Director, Gender Equality Law Center
Indra Lusero, JD, Staff Attorney at National Advocates for Pregnant Women
Co-sponsored by the NYU Law Reproductive Justice Clinic
Allegra Fishel, JD
Allegra L. Fishel is the Founder and Executive Director of the Gender Equality Law Center.
The United States is facing a maternal health care crisis as the rate of maternal mortality has been rising, and Black and Indigenous people are dying at even higher rates. This is happening in a health care system where 1 in 4 women of color report mistreatment during birth.
Take Root: Red State Reproductive Justice has moved to Kentucky and the conference is scheduled to take place in November 2020. Please join us for a panel at the University of Kentucky's Year of Equity programming to hear organizers, activists, and healthcare providers from national organizations in red states discuss challenges, approaches, and perspectives in advancing reproductive justice.
NAPW Executive Director Lynn Paltrow chaired a panel at this year’s Harm Reduction International Conference (HR19) on “Women’s Empowerment”, with panelists Jade Boyd, Darla Matyushina-Ocheret, Aura Rolg and Isadora Simoes de Souza. The conference took place in Porto, Portugal, and brought together advocates and activists from around the world to connect around a shared commitment to harm reduction.
NAPW Senior Staff Attorney Amber Khan and Director of Legal Advocacy Nancy Rosenbloom attended and spoke at this year’s American Bar Association National Conference on Parent Representation in Washington, D.C. in April 2019. This conference “is designed for advocates who focus on parent advocacy in the child welfare system”, including many parent defense attorneys from around the country.
Dear Friends and Allies,
Our New Year was off to a rousing start with the publication of the New York Times editorial series, "A Woman's Rights." It brought attention to NAPW cases, clients, and framing, and helped push New York's legislators to pass the Reproductive Health Act (RHA). Below please find updates about the RHA, NAPW's staff, work, and how you can help.
On International Women’s Day, NAPW celebrates the power of women throughout the world. We honor the strength, wisdom, and resilience of the women who came before us. Today and every day, the NAPW team is committed to fighting for the human and civil rights, health and welfare of all people - including pregnant women.