Advocacy Campaigns

Advocacy Campaigns2019-11-09T16:35:36-05:00

About This Work

NIRH has long worked to shape the national conversation about reproductive health care, demystifying abortion and contraception while grounding them in the context of women’s lives.

Alongside our work to advance policies to improve access to abortion and contraception, NIRH engages in public education campaigns to bring information, support, and empowerment directly to communities most in need of that access. From informational campaigns blanketing specific cities to nationwide digital advocacy campaigns, NIRH has taken its message to the public, informing about threats to access, engage supporters to get involved, and encourage action to improve reproductive health.

Also see the public education work of the NIRH Action Fund here.

Our Successes

Establishing a Reproductive Health Fund in Kalamazoo

NIRH believes that localities are laboratories for innovation in policy-making that centers equitable access to reproductive health care. We are committed to securing municipal funding to support abortion access, and we ground our strategy in the growing movement to create municipal budgets that truly invest in community health and safety rather than over-policing. In 2021, NIRH worked with All* Above All and the YWCA of Kalamazoo to become the first city with a Reproductive Health Fund that supports the full range of reproductive and sexual health care options. Through a shared vision and strategy, we secured county funding for the [...]

April 8th, 2021|

Polling on New Jersey’s Reproductive Freedom Act

In its effort to move the Reproductive Freedom Act (RFA) in New Jersey, NIRH commissioned polling in New Jersey that revealed widespread public support for the RFA and access to reproductive health care in general. Read the full memo here.    About the Reproductive Freedom Act Championed by the Thrive NJ coalition, which includes NIRH, the RFA would greatly expand access to reproductive health care by removing financial barriers for access to birth control, abortion, and pregnancy care; removing medically unnecessary regulations that cause barriers to care; and declaring that all New Jerseyans have a fundamental right to access reproductive [...]

April 1st, 2021|

New Mexico

Both NIRH and the NIRH Action Fund have worked steadily in New Mexico for several years to ensure that New Mexico repeals its pre-Roe law criminalizing abortion access and continues to be a haven for abortion access in the Southwest. In 2021, with a newly strengthened majority in support of abortion access in the State Senate, New Mexico successfully repealed its outdated criminal abortion law. 

March 1st, 2021|

Virginia Legislative Victories

Both NIRH and the NIRH Action Fund have worked steadily in Virginia for several years — Virginia has now passed proactive abortion laws two years in a row, rolling back a host of restrictions to create a much-needed access point in the Southeast. Virginia had once been infamous for its attacks on abortion care, passing a raft of barriers to abortion access throughout the 2010s. The NIRH Action Fund worked in Virginia in 2017 and 2019, and in the 2019 elections, Virginia voters elected a pro-choice majority in the General Assembly for the first time in two decades. New lawmakers [...]

February 25th, 2021|

Massachusetts legislative victories

One of our core strategies has been to pass laws in every state possible to secure reproductive freedom. In Massachusetts, we worked alongside partners for many years to reform the Commonwealth’s surprisingly restrictive reproductive health laws, securing reproductive freedom in state law, removes barriers to abortion and expands access to this care. In 2017, we worked together to pass the ACCESS (Advancing Contraceptive Coverage and Economic Security in our State) bill, which put in place state-level protections for contraceptive access without a copay. In 2018, we passed the NASTY Woman Act, repealing the commonwealth’s centuries-old criminal abortion law. Armed with [...]

January 2nd, 2021|
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