American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico (ACLU-NM)
, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM)
, and Bold Futures
successfully engaged in strategic advocacy and education to improve the accessibility of LARC in New Mexico. In 2019, the coalition worked to address inadequate payment, a known barrier to provision, by securing increased Medicaid reimbursement rates for LARC insertion and removal twice in the span of a year. They also created a sustainable plan for training providers on addressing implicit bias and preventing reproductive coercion. NIRH has supported this work since 2016.
ACLU-NM worked as part of a cohort of organizations in New Mexico on a long-term initiative to develop and advance an abortion rights vision, engage a new and broad base of supporters, and reduce shame and stigma by publicly promoting the affirmative value of abortion in women's lives.