On May 8, 2020, Frontiers in Psychology published, Totality of the Evidence Suggests Prenatal Cannabis Exposure Does Not Lead to Cognitive Impairments: A Systematic and Critical Review, a peer-reviewed systematic review on the effects of prenatal exposure to marijuana.
Frontiers in Psychology published, Totality of the Evidence Suggests Prenatal Cannabis Exposure Does Not Lead to Cognitive Impairments: A Systematic and Critical Review, a peer-reviewed systematic review on the effects of prenatal exposure to marijuana.
Pregnancy Justice’s Work Featured in Brilliant NYT Editorial Board Series
In an 8-part series, the New York Times Editorial Board squarely addresses the core issues, intersectional frameworks, and cases Pregnancy Justice has been working on for more than 17 years. It recognizes Pregnancy Justice's leadership in defending the rights of pregnant women.
Pregnancy Justice Senior Staff Attorney Amber Khan in Ms. Magazine
Pregnancy Justice Senior Staff Attorney Amber Khan authored "The Crime Was Pregnancy," published in the Summer 2019 issue of Ms. Magazine. This important piece provides an update to Janet Gallagher's Ms. Magazine article "The Fetus and the Law -- Whose Life Is It Anyway," published over 35 years ago.
The New York Times Series ” A Woman’s Rights” (DOWNLOAD PDFs)
The New York Times Series " A Woman's Rights"
March 11, 2019
The New York Times Editorial Board published the groundbreaking series "A Woman's Rights" on December 28, 2018. Please find the entire series here.
You can read each part of the series and download individual PDFs below:
Download Intro: A Woman's Rights
Download Part 1: When Prosecutors Jail a Mother for a Miscarriage
Download Part 2: The Feticide Playbook, Explained
Download Part 3: The Cost of Complacency About Roe
Download Part 4: Slandering the Unborn
Download Part 5: The Mothers Society Condemns
Download Part 6: Can a Corpse Give Birth?
Download Part 7: How My Stillbirth Became a Crime
Download Part 8: The Future of Personhood Nation
“Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the USA” (Amnesty International)
December 19, 2018
Pregnancy Justice’s work is highlighted in this important Amnesty International report. Click here to access Amnesty International’s report: "Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the USA".
Over the course of three years, Amnesty International analyzed US criminal prosecutions of women who are pregnant and alleged to use drugs.
Read “Child Welfare and the Intended Consequences of the War on Drugs” by Pregnancy Justice Senior Staff Attorney Aarin Williams
After moderating a related panel at the New School, Pregnancy Justice Senior Staff Attorney Aarin Williams published a piece entitled “Child Welfare and the Intended Consequences of the War on Drugs” in the May 16, 2018 issue of Urban Matters: Ideas and Analysis from the Center for New York City Affairs.
SAMHSA Brochure “Methadone Treatment for Pregnant Women”
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Brochure, Methadone Treatment for Pregnant Women: "If you're pregnant and using drugs such as heroin or abusing opioid prescription pain killers, it's important that you get help for yourself and your unborn baby.
Executive Summary: Paltrow & Flavin, “Arrests of and forced interventions on pregnant women in the United States (1973-2005): The implications for women’s legal status and public health,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
January 25, 2013
Executive Summary: Download file.
Published Full Article: Download file.
Pregnancy Justice’s one-of-a-kind study identifies hundreds of criminal and civil cases involving the arrests, detentions and equivalent deprivations of pregnant women’s physical liberty that occurred between 1973 and 2005, after the decision in Roe v. Wade was issued.
Some Mothers Just Can’t Win: The Morality of Abortion and the Need for Reproductive Justice
cross-posted to RH Reality Check
Last week, the Washington Post’s On Faith blog ran a post in its Guest Voices series which posed the question of whether abortion is always morally wrong, and whether “religious conservatives really believe God gives them permission to pretend this world is far simpler than it is.
Locking up pregnant women: the new cure for mental health problems?
As Pregnancy Justice’s newest commentary in RH Reality Check and the Huffington Post makes clear, state laws treating fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses as legally separate from the pregnant women who carry, nurture, and sustain them creates the basis for denying pregnant women their personhood and their right to be treated like other human beings.