Proactive Policy on Abortion Access

Regulating Fake Clinics in Baltimore and Montgomery County, MD

2019-06-19T16:46:50-04:00August 20th, 2014|Impact, Proactive Policy, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

In 2008, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland released a report entitled “The Truth Revealed: Maryland Crisis Pregnancy Center Investigations” that highlighted the deceptive practices of fake clinics in the state. The following year, the Baltimore City Council passed an ordinance requiring fake clinics to disclose whether or not they provide or make referrals for abortion or contraception [...]

Reinforcing New York City’s 2009 Clinic Safety Ordinance

2014-07-20T20:01:24-04:00July 20th, 2014|Impact, Proactive Policy, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

In response to anti-choice harassment outside of many of the city’s clinics, the New York City Council passed a clinic safety ordinance in 2009. The ordinance prohibits people following and harassing others within 15 feet of a reproductive health clinic. This law was cited in McCullen v. Coakley as an example of a less burdensome, and more narrowly tailored, clinic protection measure. [...]

Regulating Fake Clinics in Austin, Texas

2019-06-19T16:46:52-04:00July 20th, 2014|Impact, Proactive Policy, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

In 2009, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas Foundation released a report that highlighted the misleading practices of fake clinics, “Taxpayer Financed Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Texas: A Hidden Threat to Women’s Health.” The following year, the Austin City Council passed a resolution that required fake clinics to post signs notifying people entering the center that the center [...]

Regulating Fake Clinics in Chapel Hill, NC

2019-06-19T16:46:52-04:00January 20th, 2013|Impact, Proactive Policy, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

In 2013, the Chapel Hill Town Council unanimously passed a resolution entitled “Accurate Health Information for a Stronger Community,” supporting the right to medically accurate information in women’s health care, pregnancy, and contraceptive services and encouraging the North Carolina General Assembly to take action to regulate these centers. The resolution also condemned North Carolina’s funding [...]

Passing the Access to Reproductive Health Care Facilities Act in New York City

2009-04-23T14:18:57-04:00April 23rd, 2009|Impact, Proactive Policy, Proactive Policy on Abortion Access|

In 2009, the New York City Council strengthened the city’s Access to Reproductive Health Care Facilities Act, protecting the area surrounding reproductive health care facilities. NIRH worked hand-in-hand with the New York City Council to pass this critical legislation, which increases penalties for following, intimidating, and harassing women or providers within a 15-foot zone around [...]