The Addressing Disparities to Reproductive Health Project is APA’s initiative designed to educate prosecutors about the medicine, science and evidenced- based research of reproductive health including pregnancy loss and abortion. The Project is funded by the Collaborative for Gender + Reproductive Equity (CGRE). APA is guided by a select advisory committee composed of prosecutors from across the country to accomplish five goals: (1) conduct research into the medical science of reproductive health, the disparate impact of abortion bans and highly restrictive laws, (2) develop and publish reproductive health model policies and protocols for prosecutors focused on medical science and healthcare equity, (3) design a reproductive healthcare training and technical assistance (TTA) curriculum based upon the needs of the field (4) provide reproductive healthcare training (both in-person and virtual) to prosecutors, and (5) produce and publish materials on relevant topics in the specialty of reproductive health that will assist prosecutors.
To find states that ban, restrict or provide access to abortion, visit Lay of the Land: Abortion Policies and Access in the United States, Guttmacher Institute, January 24, 2024.
State and District of Columbia Abortion Statutes and Codes
Previously Aired Webinars
The Impact of Dobbs: Today’s Practice of OB-GYN Medicine and the Criminal Code
August 16, 2023
A presentation on the current legal landscape and its impact on medicine, patient care and the health of pregnant individuals. Molly Meegan, JD, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) will discuss the intersection of OB-GYN medicine and the law.
Pregnancy and Substance Use: Understanding The Science and Legislative Impact
February 1, 2023
This webinar will discuss the medical science of substance use and addiction, important medication and treatment for pregnant women and strategies promoting positive outcomes. It will also highlight an analysis of a chemical endangerment law, its purpose, data analysis and the law’s impact.