Proactive Policy on Abortion Access

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.

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.

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 [...]

Stopping Fake Clinics’ Deceptive Practices in Hartford, CT

2017-12-23T13:52:42-05:00December 23rd, 2017|Impact, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

In 2017, NIRH supported a partnership between NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut and Hartford GYN Center, a long standing health care provider in the Hartford community, to educate and mobilize a grassroots base about the harms caused by so-called crisis pregnancy centers or fake women’s health centers in their community. This was based in part on a [...]

Passing a Clinic Protection Law in Columbus, OH

2019-06-19T16:46:44-05:00June 20th, 2016|Impact, Proactive Policy, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

In June 2016, the Columbus, OH City Council unanimously passed the “Healthcare Workers and Patient Protection Ordinance.” The measure establishes a 15-foot zone around clinics, within which there are enhanced penalties for engaging in “disorderly conduct.” This ordinance also prohibits obstruction of clinic entrances and premises, and prohibits conduct within the buffer zone that “places [...]

Passing a Clinic Protection Law in Pittsburgh, PA

2015-03-20T19:54:25-05:00March 20th, 2015|Impact, Proactive Policy, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

In 2005, the city of Pittsburgh passed an ordinance that created a 15-foot fixed buffer zone and an 8-foot floating zone around abortion clinics. However, a court ruled in 2009 while either option would be constitutional on its own, the city could not enforce both zones simultaneously. After discussion with key stakeholders, Pittsburgh elected to [...]

Regulating Fake Clinics in San Francisco, CA

2019-06-19T16:46:50-05:00February 23rd, 2015|Impact, Proactive Policy, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

In 2010, NARAL Pro-Choice California released a report detailing the deceptive practices of fake clinics entitled “Unmasking Fake Clinics: the Truth about Crisis Pregnancy Centers in California.” In 2011, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance prohibiting fake clinics from making misleading statements or posting deceptive advertisements about their services. First Resort Inc., [...]

Regulating Fake Clinics in New York City

2019-06-19T16:46:50-05:00November 20th, 2014|Impact, Proactive Policy, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

In 2010, NIRH Action Fund released a report on the deceptive practices of CPCs in New York entitled “'She Said Abortion Could Cause Breast Cancer’: A Report on the Lies, Manipulations, and Privacy Violations of Crisis Pregnancy Centers in New York City,” based on an undercover investigation they conducted with several volunteers. The following year, [...]

Passing a Clinic Safety Ordinance in San Francisco, CA

2019-06-19T16:46:50-05:00October 24th, 2014|Impact, Proactive Policy, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

In 2013, San Francisco enacted an ordinance that created a fixed 25-foot buffer zone around reproductive health facilities. After the McCullen decision, elected officials worked with Planned Parenthood and the City Attorney’s Office to create a new ordinance more likely to withstand a constitutional challenge. The new ordinance, passed unanimously by the City Board of Supervisors in [...]