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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…

Jul 29

RHAP’s Internship Goes Virtual

This summer, we are thrilled to have Vishu Chandrasekhar as our full-time summer intern! Vishu matched with us through the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) and, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is our first fully virtual intern. Learn more about Vishu below and find out how you too can join our team this fall. Vishu Chandrasekhar…

Jul 08

Breaking Medication Abortion Care News

On July 13th, a federal judge in Maryland suspended a FDA rule that requires people seeking medication abortion care to visit a hospital or clinic in-person to obtain mifepristone, one of two medications used in a medication abortion. This ruling allows providers around the country to mail or directly deliver mifepristone to patients during the pandemic. RHAP…

Jul 01

Treating Ectopic Pregnancy in Primary Care

Ectopic pregnancies occur in about 1 out of 50 pregnancies (about 2 percent of pregnancies), but account for nearly 3 percent of maternal deaths. Ectopic pregnancies require urgent treatment. Quickly diagnosing and treating ectopic pregnancy is critical to preserving the safety and health of pregnant people. Training and supporting primary care clinicians to manage ectopic…