Publications & Reports

Setting The Record Straight on the RHA

2019-02-06T02:23:03-05:00February 6th, 2019|Publications & Reports|

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

2020-01-21T09:40:02-05:00January 2nd, 2019|Publications & Reports|

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.

Know Your Rights

2018-09-05T20:47:51-04:00September 5th, 2018|Publications & Reports|

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

2019-06-19T16:46:31-04:00July 16th, 2018|Publications & Reports|

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”

2019-06-19T16:46:33-04:00April 6th, 2018|Decriminalizing Self-Managed Abortion, Impact, Publications & Reports|

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

2019-06-19T16:46:34-04:00January 1st, 2018|Publications & Reports|

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.

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

2019-06-19T16:46:36-04:00July 5th, 2017|Decriminalizing Self-Managed Abortion, Impact, Publications & Reports|

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 New York and assess whether there is any justification for the state’s criminal abortion ban.

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