A Panel Discussion on: The Rise of Pregnancy Criminalization. Explorign the alarming rise of pregnancy criminalization from 2006 to June 2022. Headshot of Khiara M. Bridges, JD, PhD - Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law. Headshot of Purvaja S. Kavattur, MsC - Lead Researcher. Headshot of Kassandra Frederique, MSW - Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance. Headshot of Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi, DO, MPH - Incoming Board Chair, Physicians for Reproductive Health. October 25, 3:30-4:30pm ET. Register at bit.ly/pjreportwebinar

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!

The panel will include:
  • 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.