2017 Midyear Report: Gaining Ground

The National Institute for Reproductive Health’s 2017 Midyear Report analyzes the ways in which states are pushing forward with a proactive and unapologetic approach to reproductive freedom. The midyear report is a feature of the […]

When Self-Abortion is a Crime: Laws That Put Women at Risk

NIRH’s white paper, “When Self-Abortion is a Crime: Laws that Put Women at Risk,” raises awareness about the harms of criminal bans on self-abortion, with a particular focus on New York, which is one of […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

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, […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]