Publications & Reports

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. Read more here.

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

Download the full report and the executive summary.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 […]

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. These tools are available for download and you are encouraged to share and use them with your community, allies, and elected officials.

Advancing Reproductive Freedom in Your City: […]

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.

That’s why NIRH, in partnership with New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, […]

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.

DOWNLOAD REPORT HERE.

Throughout the first six months of 2018, we’ve seen waves of activism against […]

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. Read […]

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.

The report tracks proactive […]

Local Reproductive Freedom Index: Evaluating U.S. Cities 2017

The Local Reproductive Freedom Index: Evaluation U.S. Cities is a first-of-its-kind initiative that evaluates the reproductive health, rights, and justice policies of 40 U.S. cities. It will help local leaders better understand how their city fares when it comes to this issue. It also encourages cities to lead by ensuring all residents have the full freedom […]

2017 Midyear Report: Gaining Ground

The National Institute for Reproductive Health’s 2017 Midyear Report analyzes the ways in which states are pushing forward with a proactive and unapologetic approach to reproductive freedom. The midyear report is a feature of the new Gaining Ground suite of publications.

The first half of 2017 shows that many states are seizing the opportunity to protect […]

NIRH White Paper – “When Self-Abortion is a Crime: Laws that Put Women at Risk”

The legal status of abortion has changed throughout American history – from legal to illegal and back to legal again. However, women seeking to end an unintended pregnancy have always done so, whether it is legal or not. Our white paper, “When Self-Abortion is a Crime: Laws that Put Women at Risk,” documents this history in […]