FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2021 Contact: Kelly Novak, [email protected] Despite tremendous losses in 2021, states still passed a record number of laws to protect and advance reproductive health, rights, and justice NEW YORK – Today the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) released its 2021 report, Gaining Ground: Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Legislation in [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2021 CONTACT: Chrissy Faessen, [email protected], 703-828-7769 Abortion Access Advocates Applaud Bold Action to Provide Direct Support to People Impacted by Threats to Abortion Access Nationwide PORTLAND -- The Portland City Council today voted to allocate $200,000 to the Northwest Abortion Access Fund (NWAAF) in order to provide needed support and [...]
2021 Midyear Report — Gaining Ground: Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States
Right now, the ability to access abortion feels more precarious than at any time in the last half century. And these attacks are part of a bigger movement to limit freedom and autonomy. The National Institute for Reproductive Health’s 2021 Midyear Report, Gaining Ground, details the progress states made so far this year in [...]
Protecting Reproductive Freedom in Cities and Counties During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Local Reproductive Freedom Index Special Report
The Local Reproductive Freedom Index is a biennial initiative that evaluates the reproductive health, rights, and justice policies of 50 U.S. cities and municipalities. Protecting Reproductive Freedom in Cities and Counties During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Local Reproductive Freedom Index Special Report documents the leadership and promising policies and practices of localities as [...]
2020 Midyear Report — Gaining Ground: Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States
In the first six months of 2020, most states took action to protect access to reproductive health care -- with some stepping up to protect abortion care specifically. The National Institute for Reproductive Health’s 2020 Midyear Report, Gaining Ground, details the progress states made so far this year in advancing reproductive rights, health, and [...]
RECLAIM and the National Institute for Reproductive Health Applaud Introduction of Bill to Guarantee Fundamental Right to Abortion Care in Michigan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 29, 2019 Contact: Lara Chelian, [email protected], 734-713-0548 Contact: Julien Martinez, [email protected], 347-229-2517 As Supreme Court takes aim at Roe v. Wade, Gov. Whitmer supports passage of Reproductive Health Act to repeal dozens of unconstitutional state abortion laws LANSING, MI – Today, the Michigan State Legislature introduced legislation to fully guarantee every [...]
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 2019 Illinois and Vermont passed bold legislation that protects and enshrines the right to reproductive health care. NIRH launched digital campaigns in Illinois and Vermont to celebrate this groundbreaking legislation and to guard against potential backlash by promoting accurate information about the laws.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2019 Contact: Noah Gardy, [email protected] As Fight for Reproductive Freedom Escalates, Nevada Passes the Trust Nevada Women Act to Eliminate Harmful Restrictions on Abortion Access NEVADA – Andrea Miller, President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH), released the following statement hailing passage of legislation in Nevada today eliminating outdated and onerous [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2019 Contact: Stephanie Reichin, [email protected], 617.549.3745 New law enshrines Roe v Wade into state law 46 years after landmark decision, protecting reproductive rights and abortion access at the state level, setting precedent for states around the country to act New York – On the 46th Anniversary of Roe v Wade, Governor Andrew [...]