Reproductive Justice Inside

Reproductive Justice Inside is a statewide project in Maryland to address the needs of systems-involved individuals seeking quality and timely sexual and reproductive healthcare in order to engage in authentic family planning and parenting with dignity.

NIRH believes that the people impacted by economic and racial disparities are in the best position to identify solutions to these barriers.

NIRH is supporting RJ Inside in developing two new reproductive justice-focused task forces in Baltimore City and Montgomery County – both based on the Atlanta RJ Commission model that NIRH helped to establish in 2019. The task forces will be staffed by community-based activists, direct service providers, policy advocates, and individuals with lived experiences with the topics pursued by the task forces, that could include work to address deceptive anti-abortion pregnancy centers, expand sexual and reproductive healthcare for youth, encourage the passage and implementation of city- and county-specific versions of the Maryland Contraceptive Equity Act, and other areas that are currently overlooked by local governments.