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GOP Illinois Governor to Sign Bill Expanding Access to Abortion

September 28, 2017
National Institute for Reproductive Health, ACLU of Illinois and All* Above All partnered to advance legislation
Today, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 40 into law lifting the ban on insurance coverage for abortion for women enrolled in Medicaid or state employee health insurance. The bill also removes a “trigger” provision in state […]

Graham-Cassidy is Dead; Let’s Get to Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2017
Contact: Stephanie Reichin, 617.549.3745, sreichin@skdknick.com
Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller
“Once again, the U.S. Senate learned that the people across this country will not stand by as legislators try to rescind the critical advances of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The failure of the destructive ‘Graham-Cassidy’ was a […]

Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill Preys on the Underserved Women of America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2017
Contact: Stephanie Reichin, 617.549.3745, sreichin@skdknick.com
Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller
“Senate Republicans’ last-ditch attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by September 30 would completely devastate access to critical reproductive health care in the U.S. The new bill would leave millions of women without coverage for […]

New York City Students Aren’t Receiving Comprehensive Sex Ed, City Comptroller Report Finds

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2017
Contact: Stephanie Reichin
E: SReichin@SKDKnick.com
M: 617.549.3745
National Institute for Reproductive Health supports Comptroller Stringer’s call to guarantee sexual education for middle and high school students
New York — The National Institute for Reproductive Health applauds New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s call for the city’s Department of Education (DOE) to guarantee […]

Texas Uses Special Legislative Session to Target Abortion Access

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 15, 2017
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller
New York — “In a special legislative session called with the intent of limiting Texans’ access to abortion care, Texas’ anti-choice Gov. Gregg Abott signed HB214, HB13, and HB215 into law — three bills that shame, pressure, and […]

Senate Votes to Debate Health Care Bill Destructive to Reproductive Health Access

Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller

“Today, Senate Republicans voted to open the floodgates and debate a harmful health care bill that would leave millions uninsured, devastating underserved communities. As drafted, the proposed bill would undo the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, which vastly improved women’s health and gave 55 million […]

NIRH White Paper – “When Self-Abortion is a Crime: Laws that Put Women at Risk”

The legal status of abortion has changed throughout American history – from legal to illegal and back to legal again. However, women seeking to end an unintended pregnancy have always done so, whether it is legal or not. Our white paper, “When Self-Abortion is a Crime: Laws that Put Women at Risk,” documents this history in […]

Cuomo’s New Birth Control Regulations Advance Reproductive Rights in New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2017
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
National Institute for Reproductive Rights applauds new regulations protect and support Women’s Health in the face of Federal threats
The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) applauds New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new birth control regulations. Under these regulations, doctors in New York can instruct pharmacists to dispense 12 months […]

New York’s Outdated Abortion Law Puts Women at Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
New report highlights how women in New York who end their own pregnancies are at increased risk of criminalization and prosecution
New York, NY (June 28, 2017): The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) released a white paper today, “When Self-Abortion is a Crime: Laws That Put Women at Risk,” revealing the dangers of New York’s criminal […]

Despite Worst Reproductive Rights Climate in Generations, New York State Senate Fails to Protect Access to Abortion and Contraception Before End of Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2017
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
In lone success for reproductive freedom, Gov. Cuomo takes groundbreaking step by mandating no-co-pay insurance coverage of abortion for all New Yorkers
NEW YORK — As the legislative session ended in Albany, the New York State Senate once again failed to protect the reproductive rights of New Yorkers, leaving […]