We defend the civil and human rights of pregnant people, focusing on those most likely to be targeted for investigation, arrest, detention, or family separation — poor people, people of color, and people who use drugs.
We fight the ways that people’s rights are threatened because of pregnancy or any pregnancy outcome, including pregnancy loss, abortion, or birth.
We use legal defense, public education, advocacy, and research and documentation to challenge state harm.
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We’ve documented more than 1,800 cases of criminalization based on pregnancy across the U.S. Our clients face unjust charges because authorities judge them and their behavior. They’re jailed while pregnant, jailed after giving birth, or jailed after experiencing a pregnancy loss, and often face devastating separation from their newborns and other children. They shouldn’t have to fight alone.