NLIRH in the News

NLIRH in the News

February 28, 2014

Most-needy are victims of Texas war on women

Paula Saldaña, activists for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the barriers to reproductive healthcare in the Rio Grande Valley.

February 22, 2014

Lucy Felix en CNN en Español

Lucy Felix, Texas Latina Advocacy Network (LAN) Field Coordinator for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, appeared on CNN en Español to discuss the 40th anniversary of Roe v.

September 26, 2013

Hyde abortion restrictions targeted


The Hyde amendment marks its 37th anniversary Monday, and pro-choice groups and their allies are determined to see it repealed before it hits its 40th. The measure — named for the late Rep. Henry Hyde, Illinois Republican — prohibits federal dollars from subsidizing most abortions in the Medicaid program for poor women.

April 24, 2013

Immigrants Are Literally Swimming to Mexico for Reproductive Healthcare

Let's talk about what immigration reform means for migrant women's rights. According to a policy analysis by the Latina Institute (via this excellent Dissent piece) “the majority of undocumented immigrant women do not have access to affordable health insurance,” and “immigrant women are less likely to receive adequate reproductive health care, including cervical and breast cancer screening and treatment, family planning services, HIV/AIDS testing and treatment, accurate sex education and culturally and linguistically competent services.” Even immigrants that have green cards usually wait five years to qualify for basic Medicaid programs.

April 21, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Will Abused Undocumented Women Get Their Rights?

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After the terribly tragic events that took place in Boston last week, the country has pulled together to mourn our losses and move on. The new immigration bill is still in process of being reviewed and debated on Capitol Hill, but one thing that hasn't really been discussed is the state of undocumented women, particularly victims of sexual abuse and rape. Regardless of where you stand on the issue of immigration, the truth is that the sooner rape victims receive help; the better they are at handling trauma. The Violence Against Women Act signed by President Obama earlier this year covers undocumented women who are victims of domestic violence. What does this mean for the new immigration bill?