Open Letters

Pregnancy Justice Open Letter to Oklahoma DA opposing targeted prosecutions of pregnant people (Sept. 2018)

Oklahoma District Attorney Craig Ladd publicly announced [in December 2017] that he is calling for the increased prosecution of women who are pregnant and alleged to have used controlled substances, despite his knowledge that such prosecutions are not legally supported.

Pregnancy Justice Demands Indiana Prosecutor Drop Murder Charge Against Woman Who Had a Stillbirth at Home

Pregnancy Justice, along with 11 other organizations and 27 individual experts, submitted an Open Letter to the Madison County, Indiana prosecutor, asking him to drop felony charges against a woman who experienced a stillbirth at home. An Indiana woman who experienced a pregnancy loss is being prosecuted for feticide and involuntary manslaughter, based on her alleged drug use while pregnant.

Pregnancy Justice Calls on U.S. Immigration Authorities to Reverse new U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Pregnancy Directive

No human being should be locked up for trying to pursue a safe life in a different country. People held in immigration jails in the U.S. - including those who are pregnant - receive dangerous and substandard health care. The current Administration has decided through a policy change to lock up even more pregnant women in immigration (ICE) jails.

Letter to DHHS re. Section 1557 of ACA

Letter to DHHS re. Section 1557 of ACA
November 16, 2015

Pregnancy Justice encourages the Department of Health and Human Services to not include a specific exemption for health providers, health plans, and other covered entities on the basis of religious beliefs in its rule making on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

NY: Anti-Shackling Letter to Gov. Cuomo

November 09, 2015
Pregnancy Justice urges Governor Cuomo to sign the 2015 Anti-Shackling Bill to expand protections for pregnant women in New York State prisons and jails.

Download Pregnancy Justice's letter to Governor Cuomo