NIRH regularly supports partner organization in achieving their goals through media engagement. The NIRH Media Toolkit is meant as guidance for how to engage with the media to advance organizational goals, covering topics from setting goals to best practices in media engagement, and highlights resources along the way. Download NIRH Media Toolkit.
State and local officials must urgently act to make abortion accessible. Leaders can make an immediate impact by providing funding for abortion care. This resource helps state and local advocates and policymakers start the process to secure state and/or municipal funding for abortion care.
2021 Report, Gaining Ground: Proactive Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Legislation in the States
At the end of 2021, anti-abortion crusaders appear to be on the cusp of achieving their decades-long goal to eliminate federal protections for abortion rights. Against this bleak backdrop, NIRH's Gaining Ground: Proactive Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Legislation in the States reports a record number of states have stepped up to protect and secure abortion access and make [...]
The Local Reproductive Freedom Index evaluates the reproductive health, rights, and justice policies of 50 U.S. cities – and draws a roadmap for how cities can put policies in place to become more equitable communities. We are in the midst of unprecedented attacks upon reproductive freedom from the courts and conservative states. Cities play a crucial role in ensuring that people [...]
Local leaders dedicated to reproductive rights and justice have the responsibility and opportunity to counteract harmful laws, such as Texas’ SB8, by acting to expand abortion access and fight back against abortion stigma. All* Above All and the National Institute for Reproductive Health developed this resource, Communities Fight Back Against Extreme Abortion Bans: Local Policy Recommendations for [...]
2021 Midyear Report — Gaining Ground: Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States
Right now, the ability to access abortion feels more precarious than at any time in the last half century. And these attacks are part of a bigger movement to limit freedom and autonomy. The National Institute for Reproductive Health’s 2021 Midyear Report, Gaining Ground, details the progress states made so far this year in [...]
In its effort to move the Reproductive Freedom Act (RFA) in New Jersey, NIRH commissioned polling in New Jersey that revealed widespread public support for the RFA and access to reproductive health care in general. Read the full memo here. About the Reproductive Freedom Act Championed by the Thrive NJ coalition, which includes NIRH, [...]
Download the full report and the Key Takeaways. The National Institute for Reproductive Health’s 2020 End of Year Report, Gaining Ground: Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States analyzes advances in reproductive health, rights, and justice at the state level throughout 2020. Gaining Ground: Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation [...]
Protecting Reproductive Freedom in Cities and Counties During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Local Reproductive Freedom Index Special Report
The Local Reproductive Freedom Index is a biennial initiative that evaluates the reproductive health, rights, and justice policies of 50 U.S. cities and municipalities. Protecting Reproductive Freedom in Cities and Counties During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Local Reproductive Freedom Index Special Report documents the leadership and promising policies and practices of localities as [...]
Declaring Abortion Provider Appreciation Day in Your Community: A Proclamation Toolkit is a new resource from NIRH and our partners Abortion Care Network (ACN) and the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF). Advocates, organizers, abortion providers, and staff and volunteers at abortion clinics can use this toolkit to learn more about working with their [...]