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The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) works at the state and local level in New York and across the U.S. to promote reproductive rights and expand access to reproductive health care through bold advocacy, creative education campaigns, and high-impact partnerships.

New Polling Finds Voters Link Reproductive Decisions With Women's Financial Stability, Equal Opportunity
The National Institute is thrilled to share with you the results of some exciting new polling in Virginia! Building on similar polling last year in New York and Pennsylvania, we asked Virginia voters about the connections between access to abortion and women’s financial stability and equalityRead our full release here.

Announcing New Funding Opportunity From the National Institute and All* Above All

The National Institute and All* Above All are accepting proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations to support planning grants for local projects that build public support for lifting the bans on insurance coverage of abortion and/or increase access to affordable abortion care. Click here to learn more about the funding opportunity.

Introducing the National Institute's New Resource, "Building Blocks for Change: A Primer on Local Advocacy for Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice"

The National Institute has worked with advocates from cities and localities across the country for many years to forge ahead with proactive policies and programs, right in the communities in which they live. Our new Local Primer highlights some recommendations and strategies that advocates can use to advance reproductive health, rights, and justice in the localities in which they live.

Champions of Choice 2015

The National Institute celebrated its annual fundraiser -- Champions of Choice 2015 -- with esteemed guests and honorees including Liz Winstead, the creators of the movie Obvious Child and Dr. Willie J. Parker. Learn more about our honorees here. Click here to see photos from the event.

National Institute for Reproductive Health Congratulates City of Madison for Passing Resolution Calling for the Removal of Bans that Deny Abortion Coverage and Further Inequities

While the U.S. Congress is angling to expand the Hyde Amendment, local elected officials across the country are doing their part to stand up for abortion coverage, and Madison, WI is the latest city to join that groundswell. Learn more.

Announcing 2015 State and Local Partners

The National Institute for Reproductive Health is proud to announce the cohort of reproductive health, rights and justice organizations with which we will partner in 2015, in addition to continuing our ongoing partnerships in several other key states. These partnerships support local-and state-based proactive initiatives that align with the National Institute's programmatic goals and priorities.

More Than 30 States Sought to Advance Reproductive Health and Rights in 2014

Legislators in nearly two-thirds of all states considered and/or enacted policies in 2014 intended to increase women’s access to sexual and reproductive health care and protect their right to make their own reproductive decisions. Read the National Institute's year-end report, Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States, and its accompanying press release.

National Institute Multi-State Polling Shows Voters Connect Abortion Access to Women's Equality and Financial Stability

National Institute for Reproductive Health polling reveals that many voters link abortion access to women’s financial stability and equality, and they overwhelmingly support women’s legislative agendas that include policies to protect abortion access. Voters also say they are more likely to vote for elected officials who support such policies – and less likely to vote for elected officials who want to restrict abortion access.
Read our
research memo and press release.

Check out our new video on the work the National Institute for Reproductive Health - and sister organization NARAL Pro-Choice New York - is doing across the country to advance and promote reproductive rights. We premiered this video at our 2014 Champions of Choice awards luncheon.