From 2009 – 2011, Our Bodies Ourselves honored the work of women’s health advocates worldwide by asking readers to nominate their favorite women’s health hero. View all nominees by year: 2009, 2010, 2011
Nominee: National Advocates for Pregnant Women
I’d like to nominate National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) for the Our Bodies Ourselves Women’s Health Heroes contest.
NAPW is currently working to educate people about personhood bills, which are being sponsored in at least five states. These bills are a concerted effort of an organization called Personhood USA, and if a bill should be enacted it will give unborn fetuses “full state constitutional rights from the moment of fertilization.” This is very dangerous ground, and I’m glad NAPW is doing something about it.