We documented nearly 1,400 cases of criminalization of pregnant people in the past 16.5 years and found that: 9/10 cases involved allegations of substance use, 4/5 arrests took place in just five southern states, most of the cases of criminalization involved live births, and poor pregnant people were the most affected.
We’re bringing together a panel of experts to talk about why. Please join us on October 25 at 3:30 pm ET to discuss our findings and where we go from here. Register for the Zoom webinar today!
- Khiara M. Bridges, JD, PhD, Law Professor at UC Berkeley
- Kassandra Frederique, MSW, Executive Director at Drug Policy Alliance
- Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi, DO, MPH, Incoming Board Chair at Physicians for Reproductive Health
- Purvaja S. Kavattur, MSc, Lead Researcher
View our full report, The Rise of Pregnancy Criminalization, here.