Press Releases: NIRH

NIRH Launches 2021 Local Reproductive Freedom Index: Analysis and Call for Local Action Across the Country

2021-11-07T21:11:16-05:00November 7th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2021 Contact: [email protected] Reproductive freedom advocacy group publishes extensive policy analysis,  calls for municipalities to protect abortion access, support families, and more  NEW YORK -- Today, the National Institute for Reproductive Health published the 2021 Local Reproductive Freedom Index, a one-of-a-kind analysis of how 50 cities across the U.S. are addressing reproductive health, rights, and [...]

NIRH Applauds Temporary Block of Extreme Texas Abortion Ban 

2021-10-07T15:16:12-04:00October 7th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected]    NEW YORK -- The National Institute for Reproductive Health praises the temporary block of Texas’s 6-week, civilly-enforced abortion ban, the most draconian abortion restriction in the country. Since going into effect on September 1, thousands of people have been turned away from abortion clinics in Texas.    [...]

In the Face of Dire Bans and Uncertain Future, Cities and States Take Actions to Protect and Expand Access to Abortion Care

2021-09-22T10:12:31-04:00September 15th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected] As a number of states enact restrictions and bans on abortion, some cities and states are moving to protect access to abortion    NEW YORK - The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) applauds the states and localities that are taking various actions to protect and [...]

Portland City Council Allocates $200,000 to Fund Abortion Care

2021-09-22T10:06:28-04:00September 15th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH, Uncategorized|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2021 CONTACT: Chrissy Faessen, [email protected], 703-828-7769 Abortion Access Advocates Applaud Bold Action to Provide Direct Support to People Impacted by Threats to Abortion Access Nationwide PORTLAND -- The Portland City Council today voted to allocate $200,000 to the Northwest Abortion Access Fund (NWAAF) in order to provide needed support and [...]

NIRH Applauds Governor Hochul’s Agenda to Protect Abortion Care in New York State

2021-09-22T10:07:50-04:00September 13th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected] In the face of state-level draconian abortion bans and the uncertain future of Roe v. Wade, reproductive freedom advocates call for increased protections NEW YORK -  The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) and its Action Fund praise Governor Kathy Hochul’s announcement of an agenda [...]

NIRH Condemns Texas Abortion Ban

2021-09-22T10:08:08-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 2, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected] Statement from NIRH President Andrea Miller "On September 1, a radical new abortion ban went into effect in Texas, halting almost all abortion care in the state. The new law, S.B. 8, insidiously incentivizes individuals to sue anyone who helps someone get an abortion after six [...]

California Approves Historic $7.5 Million In Reparations for Survivors of Forced Sterilization

2021-09-22T10:08:37-04:00July 13th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected] Amina Elster, CCWP, [email protected]  NIRH and CCWP praise inclusion of reparations in California state budget The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) congratulates partner organization California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) and other key coalition organizations for their work with champions in California’s state legislature to [...]

New Report Highlights Actions to Advance Abortion Access, Maternal Health at State Level

2021-09-22T10:08:58-04:00July 12th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected] National Institute for Reproductive Health’s (NIRH) Annual Midyear Report Tracks Trends in Reproductive Freedom Legislation NEW YORK – NIRH’s new 2021 Midyear Report: Gaining Ground details the movement within the states through June 1, 2021, to advance reproductive rights, health, and justice. In the first half [...]

NIRH Congratulates Rhode Island Advocates on Expansion of Doula Access

2021-09-22T10:09:19-04:00July 7th, 2021|Press Releases: NIRH|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected] NEW YORK CITY -- The National Institute for Reproductive Health congratulates Rhode Island advocates and elected leaders on the passage of their state budget that includes Medicaid coverage for the doula care, and SB 484/HB 5929 that mandates inclusion of doula care in private insurance plans. [...]

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

2021-09-22T10:09:36-04:00June 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 [...]

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