FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2022
Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected]

NEW YORK – The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) lauded the Colorado legislature’s passage of the Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA), which establishes the fundamental right to choose or refuse contraception, the fundamental right to have an abortion or give birth, and refutes the dangerous concept of fetal personhood. NIRH is proud to have partnered with Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) and Cobalt to push this legislation, which more than 50 organizations have signaled support for, over the finish line. 

“With the fall of Roe v. Wade looming, states and localities should be doing everything they can to protect abortion access, and Colorado’s RHEA act is a terrific example of one of the many steps a state legislature can take to protect access to abortion and contraception,” said Andrea Miller, president of the National Institute for Reproductive Health. “And of course, we couldn’t be prouder of our partners at COLOR and Cobalt, who worked tirelessly to ensure this legislation was passed.” 

“As barriers to health care, including abortion and contraception, disproportionately affect already marginalized communities, the time is absolutely right now for elected representatives to use all levers of power to protect access to care.” 

Each year NIRH partners with reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates in states and cities across the country to protect and advance access to reproductive health care, resulting in state legislation that protects and advances access to reproductive health care. 

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The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) is an advocacy group that works directly with state and local reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations and allied groups to protect and advance access to reproductive healthcare. For more than 40 years, NIRH has been partnering with communities to build coalitions, launch campaigns, and successfully advocate for policy change. NIRH’s strategy is to go on the offensive and focus on communities where change is needed, so the fabric of reproductive freedom becomes harder to tear apart.