Press Releases: NIRH

Oregon’s Multnomah County to Join National Movement Calling for Insurance Coverage of Abortion Care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 20, 2017
CONTACT: Christie Petrone
National Institute for Reproductive Health
646-520-3504
cpetrone@nirhealth.org
State and Local Advocates Build Momentum for Abortion Coverage,in Defiance of Federal Attacks on Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice
Multnomah County, Ore. — The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners has joined the growing number of localities recognizing the importance of access to affordable abortion […]

Gorsuch’s Confirmation Imperils Reproductive Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2017
CONTACT: Christie Petrone, cpetrone@nirhealth.org, 718-594-6538
Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller
“Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court confirmation is a devastating setback to the rights of women, people of color, LGBTQ folks, and low-income communities. Given Gorsuch’s prior rulings — and Trump’s commitment to appoint judges who would overturn Roe v. […]

Congress Eliminates Anti-Discrimination Protections for Reproductive Health Care Providers Receiving Title X Funding for Family Planning Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2017
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
Low-Income Women, Women of Color Will Disproportionately Lose Access to Critical Preventive Care
Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller
“The Senate’s passage of HJ Resolution 43 today reverses the Obama regulation eliminating discrimination in Title X funding to reproductive health care clinics that separately provide […]

National Institute for Reproductive Health Applauds NYC Council Speaker for Prioritizing Reproductive and Sexual Health in State of the City Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 16, 2017
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
Facing Attacks at the Federal Level, Local and State Champions are Critical to Protecting and Expanding Access to Contraception, Abortion, Sex Education
NEW YORK — The National Institute for Reproductive Health applauds New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today for prioritizing reproductive and sexual health in the […]

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price Poses Threat to Women’s Health and Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 10, 2017
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org
Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller
“Members of the Senate confirmed Rep. Tom Price as Health and Human Services Secretary, imperiling the health and rights of millions of women whose access to health care Price favors restricting.

“During his 11 years in Congress, Rep. Price […]

Sessions’ Record Against Women Makes Him Unfit as Nation’s Highest Law Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 8, 2017
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@prochoiceny.org
Statement by Andrea Miller, President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health
“Sen. Jeff Sessions’ confirmation as Attorney General brings deep shame to our nation and imperils the rights and health of millions of women. As a senator, Sessions opposed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act […]

Neil Gorsuch Presents Danger to Reproductive Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 31, 2017
CONTACT: Christie Petrone, cpetrone@nirhealth.org, 718-594-6538 
Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller
“President Trump has promised to appoint Supreme Court judges who will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, and Trump’s actions during the first week of his presidency suggest that he is following through with his anti-choice agenda.
“In one of […]

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Vows to Advance Reproductive Rights in New York by Introducing Constitutional Amendment Writing Roe V. Wade into New York State Constitution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2017
CONTACT: Christie Petrone, cpetrone@nirhealth.org, 718-594-6438
Statement from Andrea Miller, President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health
“Today, Gov. Cuomo proposed a Constitutional Amendment to write Roe v. Wade into the New York State Constitution. This proposal is a bold move to ensure that New York never falls victim to the hostility to […]

House of Representatives Votes to Deny Women Insurance Coverage of Abortion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 24, 2017
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@prochoiceny.org
Statement from National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller:
“Today the House of Representatives passed H.R.7, legislation that would make permanent the disastrous policy of the Hyde Amendment, which already bans insurance coverage for abortion for women enrolled in Medicaid and other federal health insurance plans. H.R.7 […]