Press Releases: NIRH

20-Week Abortion Ban Bill is a Cruel Attack on Women’s Freedom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2017
Contact: Stephanie Reichin, 617.549.3745, sreichin@skdknick.com
Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller
“Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an unconstitutional, medically unnecessary abortion ban. In addition to being unconstitutional, H.R. 36 will leave women who need to access abortion later in pregnancy without any recourse, and criminalizes abortion after an arbitrary […]

GOP Illinois Governor to Sign Bill Expanding Access to Abortion

September 28, 2017
National Institute for Reproductive Health, ACLU of Illinois and All* Above All partnered to advance legislation
Today, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 40 into law lifting the ban on insurance coverage for abortion for women enrolled in Medicaid or state employee health insurance. The bill also removes a “trigger” provision in state […]

Graham-Cassidy is Dead; Let’s Get to Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2017
Contact: Stephanie Reichin, 617.549.3745, sreichin@skdknick.com
Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller
“Once again, the U.S. Senate learned that the people across this country will not stand by as legislators try to rescind the critical advances of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The failure of the destructive ‘Graham-Cassidy’ was a […]

Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill Preys on the Underserved Women of America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2017
Contact: Stephanie Reichin, 617.549.3745, sreichin@skdknick.com
Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller
“Senate Republicans’ last-ditch attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by September 30 would completely devastate access to critical reproductive health care in the U.S. The new bill would leave millions of women without coverage for […]

New York City Students Aren’t Receiving Comprehensive Sex Ed, City Comptroller Report Finds

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2017
Contact: Stephanie Reichin
E: SReichin@SKDKnick.com
M: 617.549.3745
National Institute for Reproductive Health supports Comptroller Stringer’s call to guarantee sexual education for middle and high school students
New York — The National Institute for Reproductive Health applauds New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s call for the city’s Department of Education (DOE) to guarantee […]

NIRH Condemns the Repeal of DACA; Urges States and Local Leaders to Protect Immigrant Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 5, 2017
Contact: Stephanie Reichin, C: 617.549.3745, E: SReichin@SKDKnick.com
Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller
“Under President Trump, the federal government has continued to wage a campaign that stands opposed to basic human rights and dignity. In repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, President Trump again seeks to sow division and […]

Texas Uses Special Legislative Session to Target Abortion Access

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 15, 2017
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller
New York — “In a special legislative session called with the intent of limiting Texans’ access to abortion care, Texas’ anti-choice Gov. Gregg Abott signed HB214, HB13, and HB215 into law — three bills that shame, pressure, and […]

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 […]