Gender Justice joined the Women’s Law Project’s amicus brief to support the defendant in Commonwealth v. Dischman, a case in which a Pennsylvania woman was charged with a first-degree felony for overdosing on opioids while pregnant. After receiving care for her overdose, Dischman went straight from the hospital to jail, with a bail set at $500,000.
Today, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in favor of Ms. Dischman and upheld the dismissal of her felony charge.
As advocates for reproductive freedom, we had grave concerns about the consequences of prosecuting pregnant people for actions they take with their own body.
Read the Dischman opinion here.
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