FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2014
Contact: Lynn Paltrow, Pregnancy Justice, (212) 255-9252
Cherisse Scott, SisterReach, (901) 310-5488
Nationwide Coalition Calls on Department of Justice to Denounce Enhanced Sentence for Pregnant Woman
Today, a coalition of 48 reproductive justice, drug policy reform, women’s rights and civil liberties organizations sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to renounce enhanced criminal penalties for women on the basis of pregnancy.