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
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.
In 2016, NIRH educated the public about the Republican National Committee (RNC) platform’s implications for women who have abortions by running a public awareness ad campaign and releasing this memo analyzing the trend toward criminalization in the RNC platform. Read the full memo here.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Analysis of Voters’ Opinions on Abortion in Women’s Lives: Exploring Links to Equal Opportunity and Financial Stability
The National Institute for Reproductive Health commissioned PerryUndem Research/Communication to conduct polling in New York and Pennsylvania to better understand the degree of support for legislative packages for women, to assess the extent to which voters believe abortion access belongs in such policy agendas, to explore why voters feel abortion access is important, and to [...]
In 2008, the National Institute for Reproductive Health made a commitment to create and implement a proactive agenda for women’s reproductive health, rights, and justice at the local level. As this Urban Initiative for Reproductive Health (Urban Initiative) enters its sixth year of work to forward this agenda in communities across the United States, we [...]
“She Said Abortion Could Cause Breast Cancer: A Report on the Lies, Manipulations, and Privacy Violations of Crisis Pregnancy Centers in New York City”
In 2009, in response to growing concerns about crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), volunteers for our sister organization, NARAL Pro-Choice New York, decided to conduct an undercover investigation of the CPCs in New York. The purpose of this research was to determine how CPCs advertise themselves and whether or not they provide full options counseling, including complete and accurate information [...]