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National Advocates for Pregnant Women

Controlling Birth, Controlling Pregnant Women

Ruth Macklin | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Ruth Macklin

Although appellate courts have upheld the right of pregnant women to refuse medical treatments, including c-sections, other actions continue to violate the decision-making autonomy of pregnant women.

Are Pregnant Women Persons After 20 Weeks' Gestation?

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

Far more than abortion is at stake: There are measures that establish legal principles that will be and, indeed, already have been used to justify arrests of and forced medical interventions on pregnant women.

The Forgotten Holding of Roe v. Wade

Dov Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dov Fox

Most people identify Roe v. Wade with a single landmark judgment. Lost in these debates is Roe's altogether distinct holding that the state's interest in "potential life" constitutes a valid reason to regulate reproductive conduct.

New Study Reveals the Impact of Post-Roe v Wade Anti-Abortion and 'Pro-Life' Measures

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

The cases documented in our study, as well as recent cases, make clear that, 40 years after Roe v. Wade was decided, far more is at stake than abortion or women's reproductive rights.

Three Videos Everyone Should See Before Voting

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

"Personhood" for zygotes cruelly subverts the very idea of a culture of life and potentially criminalizes every pregnant woman. Are you really cool with that? Even if you personally would not chose an abortion?

Utah Continues Reckless Efforts to Lock-Up Pregnant Women

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lynn M. Paltrow

On Thursday, a Utah legislator withdrew a bill that would allow sentences of up to life in prison for a woman who experiences a miscarriage or stillbi...