Press Releases: NIRH

Senate’s Failure to Pass Bill to Gut Health Care Access Marks Temporary Reprieve From Attacks on Women’s Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2017
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller
New York (NY) — “The Senate’s failure to pass a disastrous health care bill marks a temporary reprieve from attacks on women’s health. Had this bill advanced, it would have left tens of millions uninsured, blocked low-income women […]

Senate Votes to Debate Health Care Bill Destructive to Reproductive Health Access

Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller

“Today, Senate Republicans voted to open the floodgates and debate a harmful health care bill that would leave millions uninsured, devastating underserved communities. As drafted, the proposed bill would undo the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, which vastly improved women’s health and gave 55 million […]

New Senate Health Care Bill Destructive to Reproductive Health Access

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2017
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller
“Today, Senate Republicans released yet another version of a harmful and dangerous Obamacare repeal bill that severely limits access to birth control and abortion services. After weeks deliberating and revising a bill that would have left 22 million […]

Cuomo’s New Birth Control Regulations Advance Reproductive Rights in New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2017
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
National Institute for Reproductive Rights applauds new regulations protect and support Women’s Health in the face of Federal threats
The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) applauds New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new birth control regulations. Under these regulations, doctors in New York can instruct pharmacists to dispense 12 months […]

New York’s Outdated Abortion Law Puts Women at Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
New report highlights how women in New York who end their own pregnancies are at increased risk of criminalization and prosecution
New York, NY (June 28, 2017): The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) released a white paper today, “When Self-Abortion is a Crime: Laws That Put Women at Risk,” revealing the dangers of New York’s criminal […]

Harmful Health Bill Leaves 22 Million Americans Uninsured

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2017
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller
New York (June 26, 2017)— “The Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) score of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) confirms what we knew all along: that the bill before the Senate is not only harmful, it’s dangerous. In addition […]

Despite Worst Reproductive Rights Climate in Generations, New York State Senate Fails to Protect Access to Abortion and Contraception Before End of Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2017
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
In lone success for reproductive freedom, Gov. Cuomo takes groundbreaking step by mandating no-co-pay insurance coverage of abortion for all New Yorkers
NEW YORK — As the legislative session ended in Albany, the New York State Senate once again failed to protect the reproductive rights of New Yorkers, leaving […]

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Protesters Demand New York State Senate Codify Access to Reproductive Health Care in State Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2017
CONTACT: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
Protesters from the National Institute for Reproductive Health, Planned Parenthood Take Over New York State Capitol in Final Days of Session
ALBANY, NY – Protesters dressed as “handmaids” from Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale demonstrated throughout the New York State Capitol to demand the Senate bring […]

In Final Days of Legislative Session, U.N. Human Rights Experts Urge New York State to Pass the Reproductive Health Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2017
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
The National Institute for Reproductive Health, the SIA Legal Team and the CUNY Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic applaud the joint communication
NEW YORK (June 20) – The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH), the SIA Legal Team and the CUNY Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic applaud the UN […]

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Files Motion for Preliminary Injunction Against Threatening, Violent Protesters at Queens Abortion Clinic, Asks Court to Establish Buffer Zone to Protect Patients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2017
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller
“For the first time, violent extremists are being charged under New York City’s 2009 clinic safety ordinance, which prohibits people from following and harassing others within 15 feet of a reproductive health clinic. This is a tremendous victory for […]