Insurance Coverage for Abortion

Passing a Resolution to Support Abortion Coverage for Low-Income Women in Cook County, IL

With support from the National Institute, the Roger Baldwin Foundation of the ACLU of Illinois and the Chicago Abortion Fund undertook an education and advocacy effort that led to the passage of a county resolution calling for access to abortion coverage for low-income women.

Cook County Board of Commissioners resolution
ACLU of Illinois press release
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Passing a Resolution to Support Increased Funding for Abortion Care in Madison, WI

On March 17, 2015, the Madison Common Council unanimously passed a resolution calling for increased funding for abortion care, citing the hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin women who are denied insurance coverage of abortion. The National Institute worked closely with the resolution sponsor, Alder Lisa Subeck, providing background information, messaging and communications guidance, and links […]

Passing a Resolution to Repeal Bans on Public Insurance Coverage of Abortion in Seattle, WA

On September 10, 2014, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution calling on federal lawmakers to repeal all bans on public insurance coverage of abortion, making Seattle the first jurisdiction in the Northwest to declare its support on this issue. Legal Voice drafted the resolution and led the effort, with support and strategic guidance […]

Passing a Resolution to Support Increased Access to Safe & Legal Reproductive Health Care in San Francisco, CA

On February 11, 2014, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a Resolution declaring February to be “Women, Girls, and Transgender Women’s Health Month” in the city. The resolution recognizing the full range of health care needs of these populations, including among its points language condemning efforts to block access to the full range […]

Passing a Resolution to Support the Reinstatement of Abortion Coverage in Cambridge, MA

Two Cambridge, MA, residents and activists from the EMA Fund learned of the resolutions passed in other localities and began working with the Cambridge City Council to replicate this success, passing a resolution on April 1, 2013. This resolution, developed in consultation with NIRH, called for the reinstatement of abortion coverage and emphasized that such […]

Passing a Resolution to Support Comprehensive Reproductive Health Care in Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Board of Health unanimously passed a resolution supporting comprehensive reproductive health care coverage on February 14, 2013. Citing the direct impact of restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion on Philadelphia women, the resolution called on state lawmakers to vote against a state-level ban on abortion coverage and urged federal lawmakers to reinstate abortion […]

Passing a Resolution to Support the Restoration of Funding for Abortion in New York City

NIRH Action Fund worked hand-in-hand with the New York City Council to pass a resolution on January 23, 2013, commemorating the 40 anniversary of Roe v. Wade and calling on the U.S. Congress to restore federal funding for abortion. Several other reproductive rights and justice advocates testified in support of the resolution, which passed unanimously.

The New York […]

Affirming a Woman’s Right to Access Safe & Comprehensive Health Care Travis County, TX

In Travis County, the Commissioners Court unanimously passed a resolution on January 22, 2013, marking the 40 anniversary of Roe v. Wade by affirming a woman’s right to access safe and comprehensive health care. It also urged state lawmakers to restore family planning funding in response to the legislature’s efforts to defund reproductive health care providers. NARAL Pro-Choice Texas and […]