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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NAPW attended the highly successful 5th Annual Take Root: Red State Perspectives on Reproductive Justice Conference in Norman, Oklahoma last weekend - this year with over 500 people in attendance.
Read this piece, "What It's Like to Be an Activist When Your State Is Hostile to Reproductive Rights," in Cosmopolitan by Robin Marty about the conference and what is means to advocates and activists in red state regions to convene at Take Root.
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 »