Our Bodies, Our Crimes: The Policing of Women’s Reproduction in America, a new book by Jeanne Flavin, NAPW's Board President
Read the "starred review" of Ms. Flavin's book in Publishers Weekly. Please note: Scroll down on linked page to the 7th entry to read the review.
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On March 30th, Purvi Patel will appear in court in Indiana for a sentencing hearing after being found guilty of Feticide and Neglect of a Child after experiencing a miscarriage. NAPW has supported state and national efforts to oppose the prosecution of Patel under conflicting charges and laws not intended to prosecute pregnant women for the outcomes of their pregnancies.
Read Amy Gastelum's recent story about the case, "An Indiana jury says Purvi Patel should go to prison for what she says was a miscarriage," where local activists from the Indiana Religious Coalition for Reproductive Justice describe Patel's experience and the process by which law enforcement and medical professionals came to prosecute Patel under laws that were intended to protect pregnant women. Keep following our website and social media for more information about Patel's case as we approach her sentencing date.
Read Sara Ainsworth's, NAPW's Director of Legal Advocacy, commentary published on RH Reality Check entitled "Lawyers for Fetuses? Yes, It’s Absurd, But It’s Worse Than You Realize." Ainsworth draws attention to the interviews done by the Daily Show’s brilliant Jessica Williams and MSNBC’s phenomenal Melissa Harris-Perry with Alabama lawyer who “represents” fetuses:
"As the two shows highlighted, Alabama has a new law that assigns a lawyer as a guardian ad litem (GAL) to represent the interest of an embryo or fetus whenever a minor needs judicial permission to get an abortion...But the Daily Show and the Melissa Harris-Perry Show largely missed something important. As ludicrous as Alabama’s law is, having lawyers or GALs for fetuses is not new—and they are not just appointed to try to stop girls from having abortions. In fact, they have been used for decades in state and judicial efforts to strip pregnant women of their civil and human rights."continued »