Abortion is essential, and reproductive health care cannot be put on hold in times of crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented outbreak -- elected and public health officials are implementing policies to limit spread of the disease and flatten the curve, sometimes with unintended consequences for abortion access. Unfortunately, there are a few who [...]
Download the executive summary in English, the executive summary in Spanish, and the full report. The National Institute for Reproductive Health’s 2019 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 [...]
The Local Reproductive Freedom Index is an initiative that evaluates the reproductive health, rights, and justice policies of 50 U.S. cities and municipalities. It also offers advocates and policymakers a roadmap of concrete steps they can take to build stronger, healthier communities.
In the first six months of 2019, states passed more laws than ever before to protect and expand abortion access. The National Institute for Reproductive Health’s 2019 Midyear Report details the progress states have made so far this year in proactively advancing reproductive rights, health, and justice. Against the backdrop of multiple states passing severe [...]
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.