Impact

Establishment of Maternal Mortality Review Boards to Address Racial Disparities in New York

2019-11-08T17:08:46-05:00August 4th, 2019|Impact|

On August 1, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill creating the New York State and New York City Maternal Mortality Review Boards and a Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Advisory Council. Comprised of diverse groups of clinical experts, the review boards and the council will undertake a comprehensive review of every maternal death in New [...]

Combating Misinformation, Advancing Proactive Policies in Illinois & Vermont

2019-11-08T17:34:46-05:00July 25th, 2019|Advocacy Campaigns, Impact, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access, Uncategorized|

In 2019 Illinois and Vermont passed bold legislation that protects and enshrines the right to reproductive health care. NIRH launched digital campaigns in Illinois and Vermont to celebrate this groundbreaking legislation and to guard against potential backlash by promoting accurate information about the laws.

Clearer Standards for Health Insurer ID Cards

2019-11-08T17:07:45-05:00July 10th, 2019|Access to Contraception, Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion|

In 2017, NIRH successfully fought for no-copay coverage of abortion and contraception for all state-regulated insurance plans in New York. However, many New Yorkers are covered by employer-provided self-funded plans which are governed by federal law and do not have to comply with state-level requirements. NIRH then urged the state to find a creative solution [...]

Fund Abortion NYC

2019-11-08T16:43:43-05:00June 27th, 2019|Impact, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

New York City made history for abortion access as the first city in the nation to directly fund abortion care! NIRH Action Fund and our partners in the #FundAbortionNYC Coalition worked with the New York City Council to ensure that financial barriers don't interfere with anyone's ability to control when and whether to become a parent.

Abortion Without Punishment Campaigns

2019-06-19T16:46:27-05:00March 12th, 2019|Advocacy Campaigns, Decriminalizing Self-Managed Abortion, Impact|

With the implications of a gutted Roe, and fewer abortion clinics open and accessible, we now face the perfect storm for the criminalization of women and medical professionals for seeking or providing abortions. Archaic laws criminalizing abortion could become enforceable and states could introduce new legislation to ban abortion outright, as they have in Ohio. In 2018 and 2019, NIRH supported statewide campaigns in Ohio, New York, and Michigan to decriminalize people seeking abortions and providers who offer abortion care.

Combating Misinformation, Advancing Proactive Policies

2019-06-19T16:46:27-05:00March 11th, 2019|Advocacy Campaigns, Impact|

Following the successful passage of the Reproductive Health Act, opponents of abortion access began spreading lies and misinformation about the law in an effort to push their anti-abortion agenda and halt similar progress in other states. In response to the web of misinformation spun by those who would like to see abortion criminalized, NIRH launched an aggressive ad campaign in Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC to set the record straight on the RHA and other proactive legislation.

Passage of the CCCA

2019-11-08T18:34:16-05:00March 4th, 2019|Access to Contraception, Impact|

After 5 years of NIRH’s advocacy, public education efforts and deep work with legislators, the Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act (CCCA) became law in 2019. The CCCA ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the contraception that is right for them at no cost.   Following years of grassroots organizing, the 2018 election delivered a pro-choice [...]

NIRH Digital Campaign Educates Public About New York’s Outdated Self-Managed Abortion Law

2019-11-08T18:25:01-05:00November 14th, 2018|Advocacy Campaigns, Communications Strategy, Decriminalizing Self-Managed Abortion, Impact|

In October 2018 NIRH launched a month-long education campaign to inform the public about New York’s outdated abortion laws. Before the Reproductive Health Act passed in 2019, New York was just one of a handful of states with laws from the 1800s still on the books that criminalized self-managed abortion performed without a medical provider. [...]

Massachusetts Passes State Decriminalization Bill Safeguarding Abortion Access

2019-06-19T16:46:30-05:00July 18th, 2018|Decriminalizing Self-Managed Abortion, Impact, Proactive Policy, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

On July 18, 2018, the Massachusetts legislature passed long-overdue proactive legislation to decriminalize abortion. This win is significant because it overturns archaic statutes that have been used to prosecute women who self-manage their own abortions. With this win, Massachusetts pushed back against a hostile anti-choice federal landscape, and laid the groundwork to push even further to [...]