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Latinas Condemn Supreme Court Decision on Contraception

Religious liberty, critical health coverage for 4.9 million Latinas in danger

(NEW YORK ) - Following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that some employers will be allowed to deny insurance coverage for the full range of safe, effective contraceptive methods, Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), released the following statement in response:

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New legislation could restore health care coverage threatened by Supreme Court decision in Hobby Lobby case

Act would reaffirm contraceptive coverage benefit, prevent employers from denying health coverage to millions of women

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Latina health advocates urge humane leadership by the Obama administration and Congress on immigration and Central American refugee crisis

Latinas press humanitarian response over mistreatment of women and children migrants and increased border militarization
 

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Latinas stand with Georgians and fight for health care

Today, Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, joined with other leaders in the Strong Families Movement in solidarity with SPARK Reproductive Justice’s 7th Annual Legislate THIS! event. The statewide day of action and lobby event brought together social justice groups, key public policy leaders and youth to engage with leading Georgia decision makers regarding policies that protect reproductive rights and expand healthcare access to women of color, young parents and LGBTQ youth of color living in Georgia. Georgia policymakers have so far refused to include eligible and qualified women and families in the newly expanded Medicaid insurance program, even though doing so is costing the state of Georgia money and hurting its residents.

 

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Reversal in Texas Abortion Case Will Hurt Latina Health

Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, released the following statement in response to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversal of a federal judge’s blockage of abortion restrictions in Texas:

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Revés en el caso de aborto de Texas perjudicará a la salud de las latinas

Jessica González-Rojas, Directora Ejecutiva del Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva, hizo la siguiente declaración en respuesta a la revés del Tribunal de Apelación de los Estados Unidos para el Quinto Circuito del bloqueo por parte de un juez federal de las restricciones sobre el aborto en Texas:

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CDC Removes Discriminatory HPV Vaccination Requirement for Immigrant Women and Girls: Victory for Reproductive Justice Advocates

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF), the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), and California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) commend the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for taking the critical final step in removing a mandatory vaccination requirement for immigrant women and girls to receive the HPV vaccine. Today, the CDC published a rule that finalizes a set of criteria for evaluating whether vaccinations recommended by the CDC's Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices should become automatic requirements for immigrants. Starting December 14, 2009, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine will no longer be a required vaccination for immigrant women and girls.

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Remove the Stigma in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Campaigns

At the start of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) calls on lawmakers to address education and health care obstacles for teens and create a holistic approach to Latina sexual health. Today, NLIRH released Removing Stigma: Towards a Complete Understanding of Young Latinas’ Sexual Health, an up-to-date research analysis of young Latinas sexual health and the impact of current policies including health care reform.

 

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