abortion

Local Attempts to Regulate Abortion Clinics

TRAP (targeted regulation of abortion providers) ordinances place medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion care that do not exist for procedures of similar complexity and risk with the ultimate goal of shutting down abortion clinics. Anti-choice politicians pass these ordinances under the guise of protecting women’s safety and health, including seemingly benign requirements like wider halls […]

Local Attempts to Ban Abortion

Anti-choice advocates, having had limited success pushing extreme abortion bans at the state and federal levels, are increasingly turning their attention to localities. Due to effective defense and constitutional challenges, these proposed local abortion bans have been so far unsuccessful. Nonetheless, we anticipate a continued focus on local work by anti-choice advocates. Activists should be […]

Clinic Safety Post-McCullen

In 2014, the Supreme Court struck down Massachusetts’s 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics in
the case McCullen v. Coakley. In its decision, the Court focused on the local nature of clinic violence and
therefore the potentially more appropriate response of localized policy solutions. The National Institute
for Reproductive Health has worked with partners over the years to […]

Municipal and County Disputes over Family Planning Funding

Local officials, taking their cue from ever-increasing attacks on family planning programs at the state and federal levels, have begun carrying out efforts in their communities to cut funding for this essential care at local public health departments and clinics. These family planning services typically include contraceptive counseling and provision, breast and cervical cancer screening, […]

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

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

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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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 […]

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Engines of Change: Promoting Reproductive Rights, Health, and Justice in Our Nation’s Cities

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 […]

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New Polling Bolsters Evidence that Voters Link Control Over Reproductive Decisions — Including Abortion Access — to Women’s Financial Stability, Equal Opportunity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2015
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@nirhealth.org

New Polling Bolsters Evidence that Voters Link Control Over Reproductive Decisions
— Including Abortion Access — to Women’s Financial Stability, Equal Opportunity
Virginia voters align with those in New York, Pennsylvania, and oppose legislative trend toward restricting abortion access

NEW YORK — Voters in Virginia agree with those in New […]

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National Institute for Reproductive Health Congratulates City of Madison for Passing Resolution Calling for the Removal of Bans that Deny Abortion Coverage and Further Inequities

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March 17, 2015
Contact: Tara Sweeney,tsweeney@nirhealth.org, 917-488-0094

National Institute for Reproductive Health Congratulates City of Madison for Passing Resolution Calling for the Removal of Bans that Deny Abortion Coverage and Further Inequities

MADISON—Tonight the Common Council of Madison, Wisc., passed a Resolution Calling for Increased Funding for Comprehensive Reproductive Health Care. This resolution calls on the […]

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