Proactive Policy on Abortion Access

Access to high-quality, trustworthy abortion care is central to our ability to control our bodies, our lives, and our futures. Advancing abortion care means both ensuring that abortion clinics are safe for patients and providers, and preventing the deception of “crisis pregnancy centers,” which are fake clinics that lie and deceive women.
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Access to Contraception

Access to the full range of contraceptive options is essential to having control over our bodies and our lives. NIRH is committed to expanding access to contraception through lifting policy barriers and expanding insurance coverage, so that all individuals can make can make the decisions necessary to lead healthy reproductive lives.
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Decriminalizing Self-Managed Abortion

When a woman has decided to end a pregnancy and is unable to obtain an abortion from a health care provider for any reason, she may induce her abortion on her own. In some states, that could mean risking prosecution and jail. NIRH is working to ensure that however a woman chooses to end a pregnancy, she can do so safely, effectively, and without fear of prosecution.
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Insurance Coverage for Abortion

NIRH works on the local and state level to restore public coverage of abortion, so that all people can access the reproductive health care they need regardless of where their insurance comes from. Ending bans on insurance coverage of abortion is a matter of reproductive and economic justice.
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Local Reproductive Freedom Index

The Local Index is a first-of-its-kind initiative that evaluates the reproductive health, rights, and justice policies of 40 U.S. cities. It will help local leaders better understand how their city fares when it comes to this issue. It also encourages cities to lead by ensuring all residents have the full freedom and ability to control their reproductive and sexual lives at home, in the face of attacks from state and federal governments.
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Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated Women

NIRH works with local and state advocates to highlight the reproductive needs of incarcerated women; provide sexual health education and services inside and outside the prison walls; and deepen relationships with policymakers and prison officials to adopt and implement better policies.
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