our mission

National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2001, works to secure the human and civil rights, health and welfare of all women, focusing particularly on pregnant and parenting women, and those who are most vulnerable to state control and punishment - low income women, women of color, and drug-using women.

Please watch the following video from Retro Report's "From Crack Babies to Oxytots: Lessons Not Learned" and 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.

Because we believe people can learn lessons from both panics, please join us in Tennessee from October 1 - 3, 2015 for an unprecedented conference: Pregnant Women, Drug Use, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Research & Policies that Support Mothers, Babies, and Families. For more information on the agenda, registration, scholarships, and travel, please visit: http://www.advocatesforpregnantwomen.org/tn2015/

Registration Open! Register for October NAPW & NPW Conference - Oct. 2-3, 2015

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USA Today: "Woman Charged With Murder After Taking Abortion Pill"
Learn more in this USA Today piece about the recent case of Kenlissia Jones in Georgia who is being held without bond on a charge of "malice murder."...

NAPW to Attend Southern Harm Reduction Conference
Staff from NAPW will attend the bi-annual Southern Harm Reduction Conference to be held in Asheville, North Carolina. For more information about the conference and how to attend, visit: http://www.nchrc.org/news-and-events/news/SHRDP...

NAPW's Legal Director to Speak at Alberta Harm Reduction Conference

4/10-4/12 - NAPW in Amherst, MA for "From Abortion Rights to Social Justice" CLPP Conference