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.

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The war on drugs has reached Into the womb - and threatens abortion rights

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"What does the war on drugs have to do with the war on abortion? More than you’d think: the anti-choice movement has been successfully using drug laws to give fetuses legal personhood rights for years."

Read more from Jessica Valenti's newest piece here in The Guardian.

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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