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Sep 30

The History of Mifepristone

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of mifepristone, we want to look back on the history of this medication and how it has expanded the options available for those seeking abortion care. French researchers developed mifepristone (also known as RU-486) in the 1980s, to be taken along with misoprostol for medication abortion care. Despite the…

Sep 23

You’re the Only One I’ve Told

On September 1st, our friend and colleague, Dr. Meera Shah, released her new book.  You’re The Only One I’ve Told: The Stories Behind Abortion illustrates the complexities of abortion care through personal accounts, medical expertise, and an intersectional analysis of the abortion rights landscape in the United States. You’re The Only One I’ve Told: The Stories Behind Abortion is available…

Sep 21

Honor RGB’s Legacy: Vote

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a champion for expanding gender equality and reproductive health access in the U.S. Even in her dissents, her voice was instrumental in advancing social justice in the Supreme Court on many occasions. Justice Ginsburg’s oral dissent led former President…

Sep 09

How Do You Use Mifepristone + Misoprostol?

Using medication for an abortion is safe, effective, and the preferred option for abortion care by many. During the COVID-19 pandemic, medication has offered an opportunity to end a pregnancy in the safety of one’s own home rather than risking entering a clinic for a procedure. However, this medication is not new. Mifepristone combined with…

Sep 02

Exploring Reproductive Justice

As part of RHAP’s ongoing commitment to anti-racism, we wanted to share with you ways to learn with us about the history of injustice in reproductive health and how reproductive justice has become a vital part of reproductive equity. The term reproductive justice was developed by Black women in 1994, addressing the need for a movement that…

Aug 26

Spotlight on a Donor: Wistia

Wistia is a software company that helps businesses build their brands with video. Their mission is to make business more human, and part of that includes a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2019, when Georgia passed legislation restricting access to abortion, Wistia spoke up as a company in support of reproductive rights and abortion.…

Aug 19

Mobilizing to Defeat HB 918 in North Carolina

“I am proud that many of my primary care colleagues took a stance against the NC HB 918, favoring more equitable care and working to eliminate barriers for marginalized communities. This bill threatened to dismantle the foundational family unit, disproportionately affecting families afflicted by systemic racism and poverty. Taking a stance against HB 918 communicates…

Aug 12

National Community Health Center Week

Community Health Centers are the backbone of our nation’s primary care infrastructure and are central to the Reproductive Health Access Project’s origin story. Our three co-founders all worked together at a large community health center in New York City in the late 1990s. Their efforts to integrate abortion care into their health center laid the…

Aug 05

Our Statements: BLM and SCOTUS

The past few months have been a time of national reckoning. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed long-standing disparities in our health care system, and politicians have used this time of crisis to further restrict reproductive access. The Black Lives Matter movement and the current uprising against white supremacy have reminded us that we, as a…