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NAPW works to ensure that no one is arrested or dehumanized because they have the capacity for pregnancy, are pregnant, or because of any pregnancy outcome.
14 Oct
👋 to our new followers. We defend the rights of pregnant people who are facing criminalization due to their pregnancies or pregnancy outcomes. (1/9)
We recently shared a statement about Brittney Poolaw, a 20-year-old woman convicted of first degree manslaughter & sentenced to 4 years in prison for a miscarriage. A few points of emphasis about people being criminalized for pregnancy loss (thread):
nationaladvocatesforpregnantwomen.org/oklahoma-prose… (2/9)
While Brittney’s case is HORRIFIC, it is, sadly, not unusual. We have documented over 1,600 cases involving the criminalization of pregnancy. Over 1,200 of those cases have happened in the past 15 years. (3/9)
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