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Young Women’s Initiative Report Recommends Improvements to Reproductive and Sexual Health

May 16, 2016
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@prochoiceny.org
Statement from Andrea Miller, President, National Institute for Reproductive Health
and its Campaign for a Pro-Choice New York
“The National Institute for Reproductive Health and its Campaign for a Pro-Choice New York applaud the Young Women’s Initiative for its boldly progressive report, which should serve as a blueprint […]

FDA Update to Abortion Pill Label Aligns Care with Scientific Evidence, Improves Access to Early Abortion

March 30, 2016
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
Statement by Andrea Miller, President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health
“Today’s announcement by the FDA ensures that the drug label on mifepristone will now match what medical providers and organizations have long considered the standard of care.

“This change is a welcome and overdue adjustment with the […]

Texas Abortion Case Before U.S. Supreme Court Represents ‘Historic Fork in the Road’

March 1, 2016
Contact: Christie Petrone, 718-594-6538, cpetrone@nirhealth.org

  Case highlights growing chasm between trend of state anti-abortion laws and voters’ desire that abortion be safe, legal, respectful of a woman’s decision, affordable, available, and without pressure
NEW YORK — The National Institute for Reproductive Health and its Action Fund join the groundswell of advocates and activists […]

2015 Report: Gaining Ground: Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States

In 2015, advocates and legislators made great gains in promoting legislation that affirmatively supports women’s reproductive and sexual health, rights, dignity, and autonomy.

The number of proactive reproductive rights and health bills, both proposed and enacted, more than doubled from 2014 to 2015, with all but 10 states considering such policies and the majority considering multiple […]

Exploring Virginia Voters’ Views toward Women’s Equality and Economic Security

The National Institute for Reproductive Health commissioned PerryUndem Research/Communication to explore Virginia voters’ views related to the connections among reproductive decisions, including abortion rights, women’s equality, and financial stability. Majorities favor a number of proposals related to reproductive health and rights, equality, and financial stability that are being discussed as part of the Virginia Women’s Equality Agenda. The findings mirror prior polling […]

Building Blocks for Change: A Primer on Local Advocacy for Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

The communities in which we live have always been at the center of the work that reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates do every day. This has never been truer than it is now, in a time when anti-choice politicians are steadily chipping away at access to the resources and information people need to make […]

“She Said Abortion Could Cause Breast Cancer: A Report on the Lies, Manipulations, and Privacy Violations of Crisis Pregnancy Centers in New York City”

In 2009, in response to growing concerns about crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), volunteers for our sister organization, NARAL Pro-Choice New York, decided to conduct an undercover investigation of the CPCs in New York. The purpose of this research was to determine how CPCs advertise themselves and whether or not they provide full options counseling, including complete and accurate information […]