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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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Texas Court Rules Against More Medically Unnecessary Regulations for Texas Women

Washington, D.C. — Today a federal district court blocked a Texas state regulation which would have forced women and families to bury or cremate embryonic or fetal tissue from abortions, miscarriage or treatment for ectopic pregnancy. 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 Stands With Our Muslim Brothers and Sisters

Today, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that puts drastic restrictions on refugee entry and resettlement, which targets our Muslim sisters and brothers, and ultimately violates our nation's promise to provide refuge and protection to those who most need it. 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 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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