Publications & Reports

2019 Midyear Report: Gaining Ground

In the first half of 2019, 49 states and the District of Columbia (DC) introduced 831 pieces of proactive legislation to advance access to abortion, contraception, pregnancy care, sexuality education, support for parents and families, and to prohibit discrimination based on reproductive decisions. Overall, 94 bills were fully enacted, including 10 bills improving access to […]

Increasing Access to LARC & Protecting Patient Autonomy Toolkit

A project of the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) and the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN), Increasing Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception & Protecting Patient Autonomy: A Resource For Evaluating LARC Public Policy Initiatives is a toolkit designed to support reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates assess proposed legislation or policy initiatives related to long-acting reversible contraception (LARC).

LARC Toolkits

These LARC toolkits are based on NIRH’s partnership with Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and Brigham & Women’s Hospital as part of the 2016 LARC Access Project and intended to support organizations interested in replicating this work.

Setting The Record Straight on the RHA

The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) is setting the record straight about what the Reproductive Health Act actually does, and why proactive legislation that increases access to reproductive freedom is critical at a time when the Trump-Pence administration continues to attack these rights.

2018 Report: Gaining Ground: Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States

The National Institute for Reproductive Health’s 2018 End of Year Report, Gaining Ground: Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States analyzes state advocates’ and legislators’ work to advance reproductive health, rights, and justice through proactive policy throughout 2018 – enacting the highest number of proactive bills since NIRH started keeping track.

Tools for Local Advocates & Policymakers

The National Institute for Reproductive Health has created a set of four tools designed for advocates, policymakers, and candidates to advance reproductive freedom in their cities and counties.

Know Your Rights

There are almost 3,000 fake women’s health centers, sometimes called crisis pregnancy centers, operating across the country, lying to women and giving false information in order to prevent women from having abortions. 100 of those clinics are right here in New York State.

2018 Midyear Report: Gaining Ground

The National Institute for Reproductive Health’s 2018 Midyear Report details the progress states have made at the midway point in the year, after most legislative sessions have adjourned, in introducing, moving, and passing legislation that proactively advances reproductive rights, health, and justice.

NIRH White Paper on Self-Managed Abortion – “When Self-Abortion is a Crime: An Analysis of Massachusetts Law”

NIRH’s white paper, “When Self-Abortion is a Crime: Laws that Put Women at Risk: An Analysis of Massachusetts Law,” raises awareness about the harms of criminal bans on self-abortion, with a particular focus on Massachusetts, which is one of a handful of states with criminal laws on the books that explicitly make self-abortion illegal.

2017 Report: Gaining Ground: Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States

The National Institute for Reproductive Health’s 2017 End of Year Report, Gaining Ground: Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States analyzes the ways in which states have counteracted the harmful aggressions of the federal government with a record number of proactive policies to advance reproductive health, rights, and justice.