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Gov. Cuomo Signs First-In-The-Nation Legislation Adding Pregnancy as a Qualifying Event for Health Insurance Coverage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 23, 2015

Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@prochoiceny.org
Statement from NARAL Pro-Choice New York President Andrea Miller:
“NARAL Pro-Choice New York applauds Governor Cuomo for signing into law groundbreaking legislation that allows pregnant individuals to purchase health insurance at any point during their pregnancy, without having to wait for an open enrollment period,” said Andrea Miller, […]

Gov. Cuomo Signs Anti-Shackling Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 22, 2015

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

“NARAL Pro-Choice New York applauds Gov. Cuomo for signing legislation that will help to end the inhumane use of shackling for women in prison who are pregnant, birthing, or post-partum,”said Andrea Miller, president of NARAL Pro-Choice New York. “In spite of a 2009 law banning the practice […]

Bad Religion

We met through mutual friends and
With no knowledge of the concept of time, we consumed each other.
Fed and misused each other,
we sat back and grooved with each other.
We had the whole universe in line with the vibrations of our emotion
with our overwhelming intuition and commotion,
together
we resided in a temple with toxic lotuses growing from the […]

Poetry, TORCH|

What Am I Good For?

What am I good for?

I sit here begging for your attention,

Which by the way is never given.

But yet I make sure you never ask for more.

So tell me what am I good for?

You don’t open my door

or call to make sure I’m good.

But yet I keep your ass from being from the hood.

So tell me […]

Poetry, TORCH|

Letter to a Black Woman:

Confused as to what has affected you more, your gender or your background. The black women, who’s passion and dedication runs even deeper than her melanin. Known to be so defensive and so angry, but shit you’re allowed to be defensive, angry, tired because your nourishment goes unnoticed, your strength and determination goes unseen. I […]

Empowerment, TORCH|

Reflections of a Young Girl of Color

Why are our voices not heard? We sit, stand, and say we are equal, but where is the equality? We experience beatings, assault, sexual assault , pro filings, and racism all to be stuck in the same position we’ve been in for minutes, hours, months, years, decades, centuries. Why are our voices not heard when […]

Building Momentum: Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States

For those working to advance reproductive health, rights, and justice in the states, 2014 was a banner year. Although anti-choice, antiwoman legislators and their extremist allies continued to undermine women’s rights and health through restrictive laws, this year also saw a surge in the introduction, consideration, and enactment of laws intended to increase women’s access […]

Publications & Reports|

Analysis of Voters’ Opinions on Abortion in Women’s Lives: Exploring Links to Equal Opportunity and Financial Stability

The National Institute for Reproductive Health commissioned PerryUndem Research/Communication to conduct polling in New York and Pennsylvania to better understand the degree of support for legislative packages for women, to assess the extent to which voters believe abortion access belongs in such policy agendas, to explore why voters feel abortion access is important, and to […]

Publications & Reports|

Engines of Change: Promoting Reproductive Rights, Health, and Justice in Our Nation’s Cities

In 2008, the National Institute for Reproductive Health made a commitment to create and implement a proactive agenda for women’s reproductive health, rights, and justice at the local level. As this Urban Initiative for Reproductive Health (Urban Initiative) enters its sixth year of work to forward this agenda in communities across the United States, we […]

Publications & Reports|

New Polling Bolsters Evidence that Voters Link Control Over Reproductive Decisions — Including Abortion Access — to Women’s Financial Stability, Equal Opportunity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2015
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org

New Polling Bolsters Evidence that Voters Link Control Over Reproductive Decisions
— Including Abortion Access — to Women’s Financial Stability, Equal Opportunity
Virginia voters align with those in New York, Pennsylvania, and oppose legislative trend toward restricting abortion access

NEW YORK — Voters in Virginia agree with those in New […]

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