Insurance Coverage for Abortion

Passing a Resolution to Support the EACH Woman Act in Philadelphia, PA

2016-09-29T19:57:30-04:00September 29th, 2016|Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy|

On September 29, 2016, the Philadelphia City Council, led by Councilwoman Cindy Bass and Councilwoman Helen Gym, unanimously passed a resolution calling for passage of the EACH Woman Act and for an end to state and federal bans on insurance coverage of abortion. In taking this action, the City Council joined its Board of Health, [...]

Passing a Resolution to Support the End of the Hyde Amendment in Boston, MA

2016-09-28T19:55:25-04:00September 28th, 2016|Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy|

On September 28, the Boston City Council, led by Councilmember Ayanna Pressley, unanimously passed a resolution honoring the United for Abortion Coverage Week of Action and calling an end to 40 years of the Hyde Amendment. The National Institute and All* Above All partnered with a coalition of organizations in Boston included Planned Parenthood League [...]

Passing a Resolution to Support the End to the Hyde Amendment in Ithaca, NY

2019-06-19T16:46:43-04:00September 7th, 2016|Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy|

On September 7, 2016, the Ithaca Common Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution condemning the Hyde Amendment and calling upon the US Congress and President Obama to support and reinstate insurance coverage for abortion services. The National Institute and All* Above All worked closely with Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes to support [...]

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

2015-04-28T19:59:43-04:00April 28th, 2015|Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy|

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 The need for a [...]

Passing a Resolution to Support Increased Funding for Abortion Care in Madison, WI

2019-06-19T16:46:50-04:00March 17th, 2015|Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy|

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

2019-06-19T16:46:50-04:00September 10th, 2014|Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy|

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

2019-06-19T16:46:52-04:00February 11th, 2014|Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy|

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

2013-04-01T20:04:53-04:00April 1st, 2013|Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy|

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

2013-02-14T20:06:40-05:00February 14th, 2013|Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy|

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

2019-06-19T16:46:52-04:00January 23rd, 2013|Impact, Insurance Coverage for Abortion, Proactive Policy|

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 [...]

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