National Institute for Reproductive Health
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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.

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 our partnerships for 2015. These partnerships support local- and state-based proactive initiatives that advance the goals of the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements.

This year’s partners will work on the state or local level on projects that contribute to one of the National Institute’s project streams.

More Than 30 States Sought to Advance Reproductive Health and Rights in 2014

Legislators in nearly two-thirds of all states considered and/or enacted policies in 2014 intended to increase women’s access to sexual and reproductive health care and protect their right to make their own reproductive decisions. Read the National Institute's year-end report, Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States, and its accompanying press release.

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.
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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.

Champions of Choice

Our annual Champions of Choice awards luncheon took place on Wednesday, April 30th in New York City. where we honored Barbara Shack, and Cosmopolitan Magazine & Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles. For more details about this event - including bios for this year's honorees and video - please visit our Champions of Choice website.