Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Elizabeth Nash, Senior State Issues Associate

Elizabeth Nash is the Senior State Issues Associate in the Guttmacher Institute’s Washington DC office. She coordinates the efforts of the state team, which analyzes legislative, regulatory and judicial actions on reproductive health issues and develops Guttmacher’s monthly State Policies in Brief series and update of state policy developments. Ms. Nash joined the Institute in 1999. She received her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary in 1996 and earned a Masters in Public Policy from The George Washington University in 2005.

Recent publications include:

State Policies In Brief fact sheet series, including fact sheets on Abortion, Adolescents, Contraception, Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV and Services and Financing

Monthly State Update

Boonstra H and Nash E, A surge of state abortion restrictions puts providers— and the women they Serve—in the crosshairs, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2014, 17(1): 9-14, 28.

Gold RB and Nash E, TRAP laws gain political traction while abortion clinics—and the women they serve—pay the price, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2013, 16(2): 7-12.

English A et al.,Confidentiality for Individuals Insured as Dependents: A Review of State Laws and Policies, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2012.

Gold RB and Nash E, Troubling trend: more states hostile to abortion rights as middle ground shrinks, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2012, 15(1): 14-19.

Gold RB and Nash E, State abortion counseling policies and the fundamental principles of informed consent, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2007, 10(4):6-13.

Nash E and Richardson C, Misinformed consent: the medical accuracy of state-developed abortion counseling materials, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2006, 9(4):6-11.


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