Press Releases: NIRH

Connecticut Passes Bill to Expand Health Equity and Address Growing Disparities in Health Care Services

2021-06-02T10:58:34-04:00June 2nd, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected] New York City – Yesterday, the Connecticut legislature passed SB1, An Act Equalizing Comprehensive Access to Mental, Behavioral and Physical Health Care in Response to the Pandemic. SB1 advances equity in health care through three main provisions. First, it standardizes the collection of race, ethnicity, and [...]

Louisville Metro Council Passes Safety Ordinance, Protects Access to Abortion Clinics and Other Health Care Facilities

2021-05-20T20:52:05-04:00May 20th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2021 Contact: Tara Sweeney, [email protected] 620-520-3518 Following years of advocacy, this major municipal policy win will mean safer access to care at Kentucky’s only two abortion clinics LOUISVILLE – Late on May 20, 2021, the Louisville Metro Council passed a safety zone ordinance, O-179-21, that will provide safer access to [...]

NIRH Congratulates Connecticut for Passing Bill to Curb Deceptive Advertising by Anti-Abortion Limited Service Pregnancy Centers

2021-05-20T11:41:40-04:00May 20th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2021 Contact: Tara Sweeney, [email protected] NEW YORK CITY – Last night, Connecticut took a major step to protect residents from the deceptive advertising practices of anti-abortion limited service pregnancy centers, sometimes called “fake clinics,” with the passage of SB835. The bill gives the Attorney General’s office the power to seek a court order to stop the deceptive advertising practices of these facilities.  [...]

NIRH Slams Texas Legislature For Passing Unprecedented, Bizarre Abortion Ban

2021-05-13T16:50:55-04:00May 13th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected] NEW YORK - Today the Texas legislature sent HB 1515/SB 8, a drastic and unprecedented abortion ban, to Governor Greg Abbott for signature. The bill would not only outlaw abortion at six weeks gestation but allow virtually any person to sue anyone in Texas for providing [...]

National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) Announces Honorees for 2021 Champions of Choice Awards Gala

2021-04-26T13:49:24-04:00April 26th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected] U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley, Connecticut Non-Profit Health Equity Solution and Philanthropist Marshall Weinberg to be Honored for Their Continuous Support of Reproductive Freedom New York, NY – The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) and NIRH Action Fund proudly announce honorees for the annual Champions of [...]

Metro Councilmembers File New Ordinance Protecting Access to Health Care in Louisville

2021-04-19T14:18:42-04:00April 19th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected] Louisville, KY – Today, Louisville Metro Council Members filed a new safety zone ordinance to help ensure that patients and providers in Louisville can access health care safely. This law would establish a narrow safety zone to keep the public, patients and health care providers safe [...]

New Poll Shows Irrefutable Support for Reproductive Freedom Act 

2021-04-01T10:08:02-04:00April 1st, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected] With overwhelming popularity and Governor Murphy’s promise to sign, advocates ask: why the holdup? NEW YORK -- With widespread public support for the Reproductive Freedom Act (RFA) demonstrated by a new poll commissioned by the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH), reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates are concerned [...]

NIRH President Releases Statement Condemning Anti-Asian Violence; Calls for Support and Action

2021-03-18T18:13:44-04:00March 17th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected] Statement from Andrea Miller, President of National Institute of Reproductive Health and NIRH Action Fund: “NIRH condemns the recent surge of anti-Asian violence in communities across the United States, including those that have been particularly visible in New York City, Oakland, San Francisco, and Seattle, and [...]

NIRH Congratulates Virginia Legislature on Repeal of Discriminatory Abortion Coverage Ban

2021-03-15T13:49:42-04:00March 15th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2021 CONTACT: Tara Sweeney, [email protected] With other states introducing restrictions on abortion access and the Supreme Court titled firmly away from reproductive freedom, Virginia expands abortion access for second year in a row New York – The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) and NIRH Action Fund applaud the Virginia [...]

NIRH Announces Advocacy Initiatives for 2021

2021-02-23T12:43:10-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected] National Institute for Reproductive Health To Prioritize Abortion, Contraception, Maternal Health Through Partnerships with Advocacy Organizations in 24 States, Including 15 Localities NEW YORK – Today the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) announced its advocacy initiatives for 2021. Taking a two-pronged approach to advancing [...]

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