National Advocates for Pregnant Women
National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) is a small nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works to secure the rights and human dignity of pregnant people focusing on those who are most likely to be targeted for state control and punishment including low income women, women of color, and drug-using women. NAPW uses an integrated set of strategies that combines legal advocacy; local and national organizing; and public education. NAPW seeks to build bridges across diverse public health and social justice movements, and to connect local organizing and activism with national advocacy and policy work. The organization is actively involved in criminal and parent defense cases, ongoing affirmative court challenges to punitive reproductive health and drug policies, and provides litigation support in cases across the country.
NAPW engages in:
• Litigation, litigation support, and public policy development;
• Public education including continuing education programs, being a media resource and acting as a
national clearinghouse that provides lawyers, activists, policy-makers, organizers and the media with
essential information on case law, legislation, and social science data regarding the war on abortion,
the war on drugs, mass incarceration and birth justice;
• Grassroots and grass-tops organizing including support for state-based programs and people
directly affected by punitive policies.