Proactive Policy on Abortion Access

Establishing a Reproductive Health Fund in Kalamazoo

2021-04-26T10:35:29-04:00April 8th, 2021|Advocacy Campaigns, Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

NIRH believes that localities are laboratories for innovation in policy-making that centers equitable access to reproductive health care. We are committed to securing municipal funding to support abortion access, and we ground our strategy in the growing movement to create municipal budgets that truly invest in community health and safety rather than over-policing. In 2021, [...]

New Mexico

2021-04-26T10:39:57-04:00March 1st, 2021|Advocacy Campaigns, Decriminalizing Self-Managed Abortion, Impact, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

Both NIRH and the NIRH Action Fund have worked steadily in New Mexico for several years to ensure that New Mexico repeals its pre-Roe law criminalizing abortion access and continues to be a haven for abortion access in the Southwest. In 2021, with a newly strengthened majority in support of abortion access in the State [...]

Virginia Legislative Victories

2021-04-26T10:37:41-04:00February 25th, 2021|Advocacy Campaigns, Decriminalizing Self-Managed Abortion, Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

Both NIRH and the NIRH Action Fund have worked steadily in Virginia for several years — Virginia has now passed proactive abortion laws two years in a row, rolling back a host of restrictions to create a much-needed access point in the Southeast. Virginia had once been infamous for its attacks on abortion care, passing [...]

Massachusetts legislative victories

2021-04-26T10:32:56-04:00January 2nd, 2021|Advocacy Campaigns, Decriminalizing Self-Managed Abortion, Impact, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

One of our core strategies has been to pass laws in every state possible to secure reproductive freedom. In Massachusetts, we worked alongside partners for many years to reform the Commonwealth’s surprisingly restrictive reproductive health laws, securing reproductive freedom in state law, removes barriers to abortion and expands access to this care. In 2017, we [...]

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

2021-06-08T16:45:23-04:00June 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

2019-06-19T16:46:30-04:00July 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

2021-05-19T21:34:27-04:00December 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

2019-06-19T16:46:44-04:00June 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 [...]

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