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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We hope you will join us in Nashville, Tennessee from Oct. 1-3 for a pre-conference and symposium, on pregnancy, drug use, and neonatal abstinence syndrome. Hardly a day goes by without media reports about rising opioid use. Those reports often focus on pregnant women and recycle alarmist claims about the impact of drug use on their babies. And, such claims have been used in Tennessee as a basis for enacting a law that permits the arrest and punishment of pregnant women. Rarely do policy makers, journalists, advocates, health care providers, and others have an opportunity to hear from experts on these subjects. These three days of events in Nashville will give us the opportunity to hear from and engage with experts. Join us, register, and contact us further to inquire about scholarship opportunities.
In this video,"From Crack Babies to Oxytots: Lessons Not Learned," hear NAPW explain how the misinformation and panic about "crack babies" in the 1980's has been reignited and how similar misinformation and panic about pregnant women who use opioids is being used to justify increased government control, surveillance, and punishment of pregnant women.