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Local Policy Recommendations for Responding to TX SB 8

2021-10-21T14:10:02-04:00October 21st, 2021|Publications & Reports|

Local leaders dedicated to reproductive rights and justice have the responsibility and opportunity to counteract harmful laws, such as Texas’ SB8, by acting to expand abortion access and fight back against abortion stigma. All* Above All and the National Institute for Reproductive Health developed this resource, Communities Fight Back Against Extreme Abortion Bans: Local Policy Recommendations for [...]

NIRH Applauds Temporary Block of Extreme Texas Abortion Ban 

2021-10-07T15:16:12-04:00October 7th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected]    NEW YORK -- The National Institute for Reproductive Health praises the temporary block of Texas’s 6-week, civilly-enforced abortion ban, the most draconian abortion restriction in the country. Since going into effect on September 1, thousands of people have been turned away from abortion clinics in Texas.    [...]

In the Face of Dire Bans and Uncertain Future, Cities and States Take Actions to Protect and Expand Access to Abortion Care

2021-09-22T10:12:31-04:00September 15th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected] As a number of states enact restrictions and bans on abortion, some cities and states are moving to protect access to abortion    NEW YORK - The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) applauds the states and localities that are taking various actions to protect and [...]

Portland City Council Allocates $200,000 to Fund Abortion Care

2021-09-22T10:06:28-04:00September 15th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH, Uncategorized|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2021 CONTACT: Chrissy Faessen, [email protected], 703-828-7769 Abortion Access Advocates Applaud Bold Action to Provide Direct Support to People Impacted by Threats to Abortion Access Nationwide PORTLAND -- The Portland City Council today voted to allocate $200,000 to the Northwest Abortion Access Fund (NWAAF) in order to provide needed support and [...]

NIRH Applauds Governor Hochul’s Agenda to Protect Abortion Care in New York State

2021-09-22T10:07:50-04:00September 13th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected] In the face of state-level draconian abortion bans and the uncertain future of Roe v. Wade, reproductive freedom advocates call for increased protections NEW YORK -  The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) and its Action Fund praise Governor Kathy Hochul’s announcement of an agenda [...]

NIRH Condemns Texas Abortion Ban

2021-09-22T10:08:08-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 2, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected] Statement from NIRH President Andrea Miller "On September 1, a radical new abortion ban went into effect in Texas, halting almost all abortion care in the state. The new law, S.B. 8, insidiously incentivizes individuals to sue anyone who helps someone get an abortion after six [...]

Louisville Metro Council Passes Safety Ordinance, Protects Access to Abortion Clinics and Other Health Care Facilities

2021-09-22T10:11:46-04:00May 20th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2021 Contact: Tara Sweeney, [email protected] 620-520-3518 Following years of advocacy, this major municipal policy win will mean safer access to care at Kentucky’s only two abortion clinics LOUISVILLE – Late on May 20, 2021, the Louisville Metro Council passed a safety zone ordinance, O-179-21, that will provide safer access to [...]

Polling on New Jersey’s Reproductive Freedom Act

2021-04-08T11:04:14-04:00April 1st, 2021|Advocacy Campaigns, Communications Strategy, Polling + Messaging, Publications & Reports|

In its effort to move the Reproductive Freedom Act (RFA) in New Jersey, NIRH commissioned polling in New Jersey that revealed widespread public support for the RFA and access to reproductive health care in general. Read the full memo here.    About the Reproductive Freedom Act Championed by the Thrive NJ coalition, which includes NIRH, [...]

NIRH Congratulates Massachusetts Advocates, Legislators for Passing Legislation Protecting and Expanding Access to Abortion Care

2021-01-04T12:49:16-05:00December 29th, 2020|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 29, 2020 CONTACT: Kelly Novak, [email protected] In the face of two vetoes from Governor Baker, advocates and legislators pull key ROE Act provisions over the finish line, expanding access to abortion care NEW YORK - The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) congratulates and applauds the Massachusetts legislature for passing critical [...]

NIRH Action Fund Congratulates Biden, Harris

2020-11-07T12:17:32-05:00November 7th, 2020|Press Releases: Action Fund|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 07, 2020 CONTACT: Kelly Novak, [email protected]   New York – After an excruciating four years in which the harms to reproductive freedom and marginalized communities were exponentially exacerbated, the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) Action Fund is thrilled to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their [...]

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