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Reproductive Rights Advocates Urge Senate to Pass Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2016

Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@prochoiceny.org
Grassroots Activists from Across New York Deliver Nearly 4,500 Petition Signatures
During Reproductive Health Lobby Day

ALBANY, NY — Reproductive rights activists with the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund and Physicians for Reproductive Health came from across the state today to hand-deliver nearly 4,500 signatures on petitions […]

New York Leads the Nation in Strengthening Women’s Economic Stability, Uplifting Reproductive Rights with Higher Minimum Wage, Paid Family Leave

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2016
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
Statement by Andrea Miller, President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund
and its Campaign for a Pro-Choice New York

“We applaud Gov. Cuomo and New York’s legislative leaders for the historic gains for women included in the 2016-17 New York state budget. The budget’s approval anoints […]

Untitled

Sex Ed should be shared with every single teenager alive! Whether it’s taught in their school or not. Teens should be at least a little educated on reproductive health. Sex isn’t something that should be hidden from us. If this continues to happen more consequences will continue to happen too. Teens are clueless about sex […]

Sex education, TORCH|

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Just like so many people of color are mistreated, and have their natural rights ignored and abused, so many women of color have been mistreated for centuries and are cast away into the dark having their stories disappear with the air we breathe out. So many people believe women of color are useless and considered […]

Silent Blood

Comb your hair, clean my house, bathe those kids

We are objects, We are inferior

Our heads bow down as our backs bend over

Palms face thigh, skin shedding

Thoughts crawling, Lips sealed

Hair long to the elbows, to the hands that ache from serving the full

Polished nails

Pierced ears listen to weak, prideful demands

Hearts racing, tongue stuck to the base […]

Poetry, TORCH|

Assembly Passes Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act, Expanding Access to Contraception and Reaffirming Commitment to Improving Women’s Health and Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan. 25, 2016

Contact: Christie Petrone, cpetrone@prochoiceny.org, 646-520-3504
Statement from Andrea Miller, President, NARAL Pro-Choice New York
“NARAL Pro-Choice New York applauds the Assembly for passing the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act , which will make important new strides in expanding access to the full range of birth control options and in lowering rates of unintended pregnancy […]

Assembly Takes First Step Toward Improving Access to Contraception

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 21, 2016
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@prochoiceny.org
Insurance Committee Passes Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act

Statement from Andrea Miller, President, NARAL Pro-Choice New York:
“NARAL Pro-Choice New York applauds the Assembly Insurance Committee for passing the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act , which would improve insurance coverage for a full range of birth control options for women, provide […]

NARAL Pro-Choice New York Hails Nomination of Maria Vullo as Superintendent of New York State Department of Financial Services as an ‘Excellent,’ ‘Timely’ Choice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan. 21, 2016

Contact: Christie Petrone, cpetrone@prochoiceny.org, 646-520-3504
Statement from Andrea Miller, President, NARAL Pro-Choice New York
“NARAL Pro-Choice New York applauds Governor Cuomo for nominating Maria Vullo to be the next superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services. Vullo has a long history of fighting for reproductive health, rights, and safety — […]

New Polling Shows Voters Disapprove of Growing Trend of State Abortion Restrictions, Want a Woman’s Experience to be Affirming, Accessible, and Without Shame

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan. 20, 2016

Contact: Tara Sweeney, 917-488-0094

NEW YORK — New nationwide polling commissioned by the National Institute for Reproductive Health confirms that large majorities of voters across the country disagree with the recent trend of new state laws restricting access to abortion, and instead support affirmative policies that make a woman’s experience in having […]

Press Releases: NIRH|

NARAL Pro-Choice New York Applauds Gov. Cuomo’s Commitment to Women’s Equality in Proposals for Paid Family Leave, $15 Minimum Wage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan. 13, 2016

Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@prochoiceny.org

 
Statement from Andrea Miller, President, NARAL Pro-Choice New York
“NARAL Pro-Choice New York applauds Gov. Cuomo for his continued commitment to women’s equality and financial stability. During today’s State of the State address, Gov. Cuomo proposed a plan for 12 weeks of paid family leave to care for […]