NIRH worked closely with Pro-Choice Missouri (formerly NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri) to pass Board Bill 212, to improve and protect the reproductive rights and health care access of incarcerated people by ensuring access to quality prenatal and postpartum health care, nutritious food, and tampons or pads.
A significant achievement of this bill is to limit the restraint of pregnant throughout their pregnancies and post-partum period while in custody.
In 2018, the Missouri General Assembly passed protections for pregnant women who are incarcerated at Dept. of Corrections facilities, but local governments were not included. Board Bill 212 aims to protect people who are incarcerated in St. Louis.