The State of the Reproductive Union is an event series hosted by the National Institute for Reproductive Health that spotlights key issues in reproductive freedom. Each event features experts and leaders in the fight to advance gender equity, reproductive justice, abortion rights, and more.
State of the Reproductive Union: Looking Beyond Roe, January 25, 2022
With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, supporters of reproductive freedom are deeply worried about the future of abortion access. in this event we discussed what state and local advocates and elected officials can do to push back and advance access to care. Speakers included New York Attorney General Letitia James, Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, NIRH President Andrea Miller, NIRH Action Fund Board Member Gabriela Lemus, and our partners from the Texas Equal Access Fund and the Cherry Hill Women’s Center in New Jersey.
State of the Reproductive Union: Red Alert, November 30, 2021
On the eve of the Supreme Court oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, we held this event to highlight what is at stake in the fight for reproductive freedom, and what we can do about it. Hosted by NIRH President Andrea Miller and NIRH Action Fund Board Member Nathalie Molina Nino, we welcomed Virginia House Majority Leader Charniele Herring, Austin City Councilmember Greg Casar, and activist and advocate Ricardo Chavira.
State of the Reproductive Union: The Georgia Story, January 8, 2021
Following the groundbreaking victories in Georgia that elected Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, flipping the U.S. Senate, we hosted this event with leaders on the ground in Georgia to discuss how these wins happened, and what lessons they hold for other states. Hosted by NIRH Action Fund Board Members Aisha Mills and Nathalie Molina Niño, speakers also included NIRH President Andrea Miller, Representative Renitta Shannon from the Georgia House of Representatives, Nsé Ufot and Toni Watkins from New Georgia Project, Suraiya Sharker from National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, and Georgia-based Food and Retail Executive and Investor Kat Cole.