Publications & Reports

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.

2016 Report: Gaining Ground: Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States

2019-06-19T16:46:43-04:00January 10th, 2017|Publications & Reports|

2016 was a particularly banner year for proactive policy in the areas of contraception, healthy pregnancies, and the countering of discriminatory taxes on health care supplies related to menstruation. Moreover, while two-thirds of statehouses continued to be dominated by opponents of women’s reproductive health and rights, advocates and legislators continued to push forward policies to [...]

Enhancing Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Uptake and Reimbursement at Federally Qualified Health Centers: A Toolkit for States

2019-06-19T16:46:43-04:00November 17th, 2016|Publications & Reports|

The goal of this toolkit is to be a resource for states seeking to enhance LARC access in FQHC settings by highlighting some of the reimbursement and policy options they can leverage. We also discuss advantages, disadvantages, and implementation considerations. Read the full report here.

2015 Report: Gaining Ground: Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States

2019-06-19T16:46:47-04:00January 19th, 2016|Publications & Reports|

In 2015, advocates and legislators made great gains in promoting legislation that affirmatively supports women’s reproductive and sexual health, rights, dignity, and autonomy. The number of proactive reproductive rights and health bills, both proposed and enacted, more than doubled from 2014 to 2015, with all but 10 states considering such policies and the majority considering [...]

Exploring Virginia Voters’ Views toward Women’s Equality and Economic Security

2019-06-19T16:46:47-04:00August 20th, 2015|Publications & Reports|

The National Institute for Reproductive Health commissioned PerryUndem Research/Communication to explore Virginia voters’ views related to the connections among reproductive decisions, including abortion rights, women’s equality, and financial stability. Majorities favor a number of proposals related to reproductive health and rights, equality, and financial stability that are being discussed as part of the Virginia Women’s Equality Agenda. The findings mirror prior polling [...]

Building Blocks for Change: A Primer on Local Advocacy for Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

2019-06-19T16:46:48-04:00August 10th, 2015|Publications & Reports|

The communities in which we live have always been at the center of the work that reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates do every day. This has never been truer than it is now, in a time when anti-choice politicians are steadily chipping away at access to the resources and information people need to make [...]

Building Momentum: Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States

2019-06-19T16:46:48-04:00July 28th, 2015|Publications & Reports|

For those working to advance reproductive health, rights, and justice in the states, 2014 was a banner year. Although anti-choice, antiwoman legislators and their extremist allies continued to undermine women’s rights and health through restrictive laws, this year also saw a surge in the introduction, consideration, and enactment of laws intended to increase women’s access [...]

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