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National Institute for Reproductive Health- Gaining Ground: Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States, 2020 Report

This report, released annually by the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) since 2014, provides a snapshot of the most significant proactive state policy work on reproductive health in the last year, with a specific emphasis on policies that are most likely to address racial health disparities and other barriers to care for women of color and communities of color.

This report canvasses state-level policy in NIRH’s six priority policy areas: abortion, contraception, pregnancy care, support for parents and families, sexuality education, and preventing interference with reproductive decisions. This report identifies some of the most urgent policy problems in each issue area and highlights some of the most effective policy solutions. Taken as a whole, this report offers state-level
advocates and lawmakers a menu of ways to address some of the most significant reproductive health policy challenges facing women, other people who can become pregnant, parents, and young people –during this pandemic and beyond.

Click the link below to read the report.