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Prohibiting the Shackling of Pregnant Incarcerated Women in MA

In 2016, NIRH supported the implementation of new laws in Massachusetts designed to prohibit the shackling of pregnant incarcerated women and improve the treatment of pregnant women in prison overall with our partners Prisoners’ Legal Services and the Prison Birth Project. They engaged in public education, media outreach, advocacy with executive branch officials, and research, […]

Release of Massachusetts White Paper

Building off our groundbreaking white paper examining New York’s criminal abortion ban, our Massachusetts addendum looks at the self-managed abortion laws still on the books in Massachusetts that leave women in the state vulnerable to criminal prosecutions.

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New Report Finds that Nearly Every State Moved Proactive Policies to Advance Reproductive Freedom in 2017, Serving as a Counterweight to Harmful Federal Action

January 2, 2018
Contact: Stephanie Reichin
M: 617.549.3745

National Institute for Reproductive Health notes key advances for abortion rights, access to contraception, and other affirmative policies that support healthy pregnancies and parenting

New York – A new report released today by the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) shows that throughout 2017 – as a […]

2017 Report: Gaining Ground: Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States

The National Institute for Reproductive Health’s 2017 End of Year Report, Gaining Ground: Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States analyzes the ways in which states have counteracted the harmful aggressions of the federal government with a record number of proactive policies to advance reproductive health, rights, and justice.

The report tracks proactive […]

Increasing Access to Immediate Postpartum LARC in New Mexico, Tennessee, & Utah

NIRH is committed to expanding access to underutilized forms of contraception, including IUDs and implants. Though offering immediate postpartum LARC  to patients who want this method is considered a best practice, barriers including policy, reimbursement, and lack of education for both providers and patients, and the challenges of implementing this service, have made it so […]

Engaging hospitals across the state(s) in implementation of immediate postpartum LARC

Implementation is an integral part of expanding access to contraceptive coverage after successful advocacy for a policy change. Too often, a new policy is passed but its enactment is limited due to the difficulty that comes with vital work like ensuring that systems are created or updated and key stakeholders and informed and educated. As […]

Massachusetts Passes Bill Protecting Insurance Coverage for Contraception from Federal Assaults

November 20, 2017
Contact: Stephanie Reichin
C: 617.549.3745

Legislators, Governor, advocates, and insurers take decisive action against President Trump’s rollback of the ACA’s contraceptive requirement

New York, NY – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker today signed into law a bill that will ensure insurance coverage and affordable access to contraception. This action protects […]

Supporting Abortion Coverage in Public Insurance Programs in Pittsburgh, PA

On November 20, 2017, the Pittsburgh City Council voted to pass a Will of Council calling for the passage of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage (EACH Woman) Act, a federal bill that would reinstate abortion coverage in public insurance programs, and for the repeal of Pennsylvania’s ban on abortion coverage in private insurance plans […]

Local Reproductive Freedom Index: Evaluating U.S. Cities 2017

The Local Reproductive Freedom Index: Evaluation U.S. Cities is a first-of-its-kind initiative that evaluates the reproductive health, rights, and justice policies of 40 U.S. cities. It will help local leaders better understand how their city fares when it comes to this issue. It also encourages cities to lead by ensuring all residents have the full freedom […]

2017 Midyear Report: Gaining Ground

The National Institute for Reproductive Health’s 2017 Midyear Report analyzes the ways in which states are pushing forward with a proactive and unapologetic approach to reproductive freedom. The midyear report is a feature of the new Gaining Ground suite of publications.

The first half of 2017 shows that many states are seizing the opportunity to protect […]