Proactive Policy on Abortion Access

2022-05-23T12:37:32-04:00May 15th, 2022|Impact, Proactive Policy, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

NIRH has been working for decades to improve access to abortion care in our home state of New York. In 2019 and on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, New York enacted the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) to decriminalize and safeguard abortion and ensure greater access to reproductive health care. New York’s RHA is [...]

Oregon Commits $15million to Repro Infrastructure 

2022-05-04T16:59:53-04:00March 16th, 2022|Impact, Proactive Policy, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

Following the successful partnership with Pro-Choice Oregon and the Northwest Abortion Access Fund (NWAAF) in 2021 to secure Portland city funding for abortion care, NIRH again worked with the same advocates in 2022 to achieve this funding on the state level. Thanks to this advocacy, on March 16, 2022, Oregon passed a state budget that [...]

New Jersey Passes Reproductive Choice Act

2022-04-21T16:01:33-04:00January 19th, 2022|Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

On the eve of the 49th and presumed-to-be last anniversary of Roe v. Wade, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act into law, along with a second bill ensuring coverage for 12 months of contraception without a copay. These were significant and meaningful steps forward for the state, and a [...]

Securing Municipal Funding for Abortion in Portland, OR

2022-04-21T15:58:31-04:00September 15th, 2021|Impact, Proactive Policy, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

NIRH partnered with Pro-Choice Oregon and the Northwest Abortion Access Fund (NWAAF) in 2021 to expand access to abortion by addressing a primary barrier to care: cost.   Thanks to this advocacy work, on September 15, 2021, the Portland City Council voted to allocate $200,000 to the Northwest Abortion Access Fund (NWAAF) in order to provide [...]

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.

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