The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) works at the state and local level in New York and across the U.S. to promote reproductive rights and expand access to reproductive health care through bold advocacy, creative education campaigns, and high-impact partnerships.
Introducing the National Institute's New Resource, "Building Blocks for Change: A Primer on Local Advocacy for Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice"
The National Institute has worked with advocates from cities and localities across the country for many years to forge ahead with proactive policies and programs, right in the communities in which they live. Our new Local Primer highlights some recommendations and strategies that advocates can use to advance reproductive health, rights, and justice in the localities in which they live.
Champions of Choice
RSVP for our annual Champions of Choice awards luncheon on Thursday, April 30th in New York City, where we honor Lizz Winstead, the creators of the movie Obvious Child and Doctor Willie J. Parker. For more details about this event - including bios for this year's honorees - please visit our Champions of Choice website.
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
While the U.S. Congress is angling to expand the Hyde Amendment, local elected officials across the country are doing their part to stand up for abortion coverage, and Madison, WI is the latest city to join that groundswell. Learn more.
Announcing 2015 State and Local Partners
The National Institute for Reproductive Health is proud to announce the cohort of reproductive health, rights and justice organizations with which we will partner in 2015, in addition to continuing our ongoing partnerships in several other key states. These partnerships support local-and state-based proactive initiatives that align with the National Institute's programmatic goals and priorities.
More Than 30 States Sought to Advance Reproductive Health and Rights in 2014
National Institute Multi-State Polling Shows Voters Connect Abortion Access to Women's Equality and Financial Stability
National Institute for Reproductive Health polling reveals that many voters link abortion access to women’s financial stability and equality, and they overwhelmingly support women’s legislative agendas that include policies to protect abortion access. Voters also say they are more likely to vote for elected officials who support such policies – and less likely to vote for elected officials who want to restrict abortion access.
Read our research memo and press release.
Check out our new video on the work the National Institute for Reproductive Health - and sister organization NARAL Pro-Choice New York - is doing across the country to advance and promote reproductive rights. We premiered this video at our 2014 Champions of Choice awards luncheon.