The National Institute for Reproductive Health’s 2018 Midyear Report details the progress states have made at the midway point in the year, after most legislative sessions have adjourned, in introducing, moving, and passing legislation that proactively advances reproductive rights, health, and justice.
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Throughout the first six months of 2018, we’ve seen waves of activism against the draconian Trump-Pence administration. In the first half of 2018, the progressive base and its elected and advocacy leaders used their new power and platforms to protect and expand reproductive freedom for all.
In the first half of 2018, 44 states and the District of Columbia introduced 404 pieces of proactive legislation to advance access to abortion, contraception, pregnancy care, sexuality education, support for parents and families, and to prohibit discrimination based on reproductive decisions. Overall, 63 laws were fully enacted, including three laws improving access to abortion in three states, and 19 laws to improve contraceptive access in 31 states and D.C.