Advocacy Campaigns

NIRH Digital Campaign Educates Public About New York’s Outdated Self-Managed Abortion Law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In October 2018 NIRH launched a month-long education campaign to inform the public about New York’s outdated abortion laws.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. [...]

Public Campaign on the Criminalization of Abortion: How Much Time

2019-06-19T16:46:43-04:00July 1st, 2016|Advocacy Campaigns, Communications Strategy, Impact|

Since 2008, NIRH has engaged in an ongoing campaign to inform supporters about the threat posed by anti-abortion movement to criminalize women who access abortion care. In 2016, in an attempt to educate the public about the Republican National Committee (RNC) platform’s implications for women who have abortions, NIRH launched an aggressive, multi-platform advocacy campaign [...]

Exposing the Anti-Choice Agenda through a Google Chrome Extension

2016-02-17T16:39:01-05:00February 17th, 2016|Advocacy Campaigns, Communications Strategy, Impact|

Tired of seeing the fraught term “pro-life” used ubiquitously and incorrectly, we conceived of this Google Chrome extension to shift the language of the discussion towards a more accurate framework. When downloaded, this Google Chrome extension will change any instance of “pro-life” to “anti-choice,” revealing the phrase for what it is: an attempt to stop women [...]

Public Education Campaign: Back Up Your Birth Control

2011-02-21T14:48:58-05:00February 21st, 2011|Advocacy Campaigns, Communications Strategy, Impact|

For twelve years, NIRH ran the Back Up Your Birth Control campaign, turning it into the leading national educational effort to raise awareness of and expand access to EC. Emergency contraception (EC) is one the most misunderstood and maligned forms of contraception available to American women today. The Back Up Your Birth Control campaign emerged [...]

Public Education Campaign: Maybe the IUD Campaign

2019-06-19T16:47:01-04:00February 21st, 2010|Advocacy Campaigns, Communications Strategy, Impact|

In 2010, the National Institute launched a project to increase knowledge of IUDs among young New York City women (ages 16–25)—a group with high rates of unintended pregnancy and low use of long-acting reversible contraceptives. Developed with the insights gained from focus groups with teens and young women (ages 16-24 years), along with the input [...]

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