In the Headlines3 May 2012
Alabama Law Impinges on Rights of Pregnant Women, Says Grantee
National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), a grantee of our Promoting Reproductive Rights and the Right to Sexual Health initiative, was featured prominently in a recent New York Times Magazine feature exploring how Alabama’s chemical-endangerment law is being used to prosecute pregnant women who use drugs. In the article, Emma Ketteringham, director of legal advocacy at NAPW, argues that applying the law in this manner “violates constitutional guarantees of liberty, privacy, equality, due process and freedom from cruel and unusual punishment.” Through our work on Sexuality and Reproductive Health and Rights, the foundation supports NAPW’s efforts to protect the rights and human dignity of all pregnant and parenting women.
- Learn more about the work of National Advocates for Pregnant Women
- Read a related article in Time Magazine
- Explore our Promoting Reproductive Rights and the Right to Sexual Health initiative