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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Statement on President Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump announced executive orders that direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to continue construction of a wall on the Southern border of the United States along the Mexico border. The order also strips funding from sanctuary cities, ends ‘catch-and-release,’ and will create more detention centers filled with more women, families and LGBTQ people seeking to escape violence in their homelands.

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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Statement Against Making Bans on Abortion Coverage Permanent

Washington, D.C. — The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is extremely dismayed by today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives passing H.R. 7, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” by 238-183.   This legislation would make the Hyde Amendment permanent and interfere with public and private health insurance coverage for abortion.  Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of NLIRH, issued the following statement:

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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Statement on 44th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Washington, DC – On the 44th Anniversary of the decision in Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that affirmed the right to safe and legal abortion services in the United States, 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 Co-Sponsors the Women’s March on Washington

Washington, D.C. — The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), a national co-sponsor of the Women’s March on Washington, will join with thousands of others across the country and the globe in solidarity and sisterhood on the first day of the incoming Presidential administration.  Reproductive health and justice are critical tenets of the march itself, as well as to the fight for reproductive freedom that lies ahead.

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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Statement on Attempts to Defund Planned Parenthood

Washington, D.C. — Today, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced his intentions to add language that would defund Planned Parenthood to a reconciliation bill that would also repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA.) In 2014 alone, 23 percent of Planned Parenthood patients were Latinxs—meaning that the move would eliminate access to quality healthcare for over half a million people in our community.

Ann Marie Benitez, senior director of government relations for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) issued the following statement:

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Texas Removes Planned Parenthood from Medicaid Funding

Washington, D.C. — This week, Texas Health and Human Services took final action to bar Planned Parenthood from the state’s Medicaid funding, a move that would have devastating consequences for nearly 11,000 medicaid patients in Texas who rely on preventative care at Planned Parenthood. Blocking patients from quality, affordable healthcare further marginalizes those who already face many systemic barriers to essential and lifesaving care.

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Obama Administration Protects Access to Basic Reproductive Health Care

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Obama Administration issued a final rule regarding the Title X program that bars states from blocking access to providers, such as Planned Parenthood and health clinics that provide abortion services. The new rule will ensure that patients have access to contraception, cancer screenings, and other basic preventative care services. 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 Calls on DHS Secretary Johnson to End For-Profit Immigrant Detention

WASHINGTON, D.C— The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) voted yesterday on whether the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should continue its use of private prisons for immigration detention. The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), alongside the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Detention Watch Network (DWN) and National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) raised serious concerns over the current over-reliance of private detention facilities.

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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Statement on Nomination of Rep. Tom Price to HHS

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) issued the following statement in response to President-Elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Tom Price (R-GA) to head The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):

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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Statement on Pope Francis Extending Permission on Abortion Forgiveness

Washington, D.C. — In response to Pope Francis extending permission on abortion forgiveness, Jessica González-Rojas, executive director for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), issued the following statement:

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