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Latina Health Advocates Applaud Reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection

Washington, D.C. — Today, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) applauds the leadership of  Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA 27), Lois Frankel (D-FL 21), Marcia Fudge (D-OH 11) and Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and the 137 members of Congress, in supporting the reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act.

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Texas Court Protects Planned Parenthood Medicaid Funding

Washington, D.C. —Yesterday, Texas Judge Sparks preliminarily blocked the state’s attempt to ban Planned Parenthood health centers from Medicaid funding. There are nearly 11,000 Medicaid patients in Texas who rely on Planned Parenthood’s preventive services including birth control, cancer screenings, and sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment. Texas's attempt to bar Planned Parenthood from Medicaid would only deny patients quality, affordable healthcare and further marginalize those who already face many systemic barriers to essential and lifesaving care.

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Celebrates Gov. McAuliffe Veto of HB 2264

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has vetoed HB 2264, a dangerous bill that aimed to prohibit the Virginia Department of Health from providing funds or grants to facilities that provide abortions. HB 2264 was a direct attack against Planned Parenthood and similar health centers that offer the full-range of reproductive healthcare services. Defunding Planned Parenthood health centers in Virginia would have a devastating impact on the Latinx community. In 2014 alone, 23 percent of Planned Parenthood patients in the U.S.

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​The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Statement on Florida Supreme Court Victory

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court continued to block a 2015 measure that forces women to delay for 24 hours and make two separate trips before she is able to obtain a safe and legal abortion. Nationwide trends of restrictive and medically unnecessary laws at the state level make it harder for a woman to access abortion care and harder for doctors and clinics to provide that care.

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Condemns Nationwide ICE Retaliation and Intimidation

Washington, D.C. — Today, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) issued the following statement in response to reports of increased racial profiling and anti-immigrant targeting by U.S.

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Opposes Confirmation of Rep. Tom Price As Secretary of HHS

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Senate confirmed Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) believes Rep. Price is a threat to the health, dignity, and justice of women, Latinxs, immigrants, and LGBTQ individuals. NLIRH believes his record makes him unfit to lead HHS. Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of NLIRH, issued the following statement:

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Opposes the Confirmation of Senator Sessions as United States Attorney General

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Senate confirmed Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as United States Attorney General. The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) finds him unfit to occupy the position of highest ranking law enforcement official in the country, and opposes his confirmation. Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of NLIRH, issued the following statement:

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Announces Panelists for Benefit Performance of Roe at Arena Stage

Washington, D.C. — On February 15, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) will present From Roe to Whole Woman’s Health - the Fight Ahead for Bodily Autonomy, a discussion in tandem with a special performance of the critically-acclaimed new play, Roe

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Denounces President Trump’s Nominee for the Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. — The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health opposes President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch's judicial record is hostile toward LGBTQ people and women. He has repeatedly ruled against employees in discrimination cases and sided with employers who have sought to deny women access to vital contraceptive care. Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), issued the following statement:

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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Statement in Support of the Introduction of the EACH Woman Act

Washington, D.C. —. The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health applauds the leadership of Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) who alongside Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs, Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY), and 100 other members of Congress, have introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act (EACH Woman Act).

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