• Description

This report examines the state of reproductive rights at the end of 2021 as a record number of states have stepped up to protect and secure abortion access and make reproductive health care more accessible, equitable, and humane.

Specifically, legislatures introduced at least 1,096 proactive health, rights, and justice pieces of legislation – believed to be the greatest number of proactive bills ever attempted. Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia enacted at least one proactive law to address reproductive health care, leading to the 179 enacted reproductive health, rights and justice policies – the most passed in a single year since NIRH began keeping track.