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NLIRH CELEBRATES OREGON’S GROUNDBREAKING BILLS

WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health celebrates Oregon’s proactive efforts to improve healthcare for women and immigrant children. Today, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law the Reproductive Health Equity Act of 2017 (House Bill 3391). This bill ensures that Oregonians, regardless of income, citizenship status, gender identity or type of insurance, have access to the full range of preventive reproductive health services, including family planning, abortion, and postpartum care. Gov.

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NLIRH WELCOMES AWARD-WINNING LATINA ELIANNE RAMOS TO THEIR FAMILIA

Washington, D.C. — The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is thrilled to welcome Elianne Ramos to the NLIRH familia. Elianne joins NLIRH as the Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs. Known in her personal online persona as @ERGeekGoddess, Elianne is an award-winning, nationally recognized social entrepreneur and community advocate.

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CBO SCORE CONFIRMS BCRA WOULD DECIMATE HEALTHCARE FOR 22 MILLION

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their score of  the "Better Care Reconciliation Act” (BCRA) which is the Senate GOP’s latest version of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill. The CBO score analysis estimates that the BCRA would cause 22 million people to lose coverage in the next 10 years, while giving increased tax breaks to the rich. All in all, BCRA would be a disaster for women and their families.

 

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NLIRH TO SENATORS: OUR LIVES ARE ON THE LINE

For Immediate Release​

NLIRH TO SENATORS: OUR LIVES ARE ON THE LINE

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate GOP has released the latest version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) bill. A vote on the bill is anticipated for next week. Bethany Van Kampen, policy analyst for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, issued the following statement:​

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Texas Government Takes Another Stab at Women’s Reproductive Rights

 

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Texas Senate Votes to Endanger Immigrant Children

AUSTIN, TX — On Tuesday, the Texas Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 1018 (SB 1018), a bill that would license immigrant family detention centers as childcare facilities. Licensing these facilities would enable them to lengthen the time kids are detained, hold mothers and children in conditions with highly unsuitable conditions, and through state sanctioned violence, legitimize child abuse.

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NLIRH Opposes Anti-Choice, Anti-Women FDA Nominee

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health opposes the nomination of Scott Gottlieb to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Gottlieb’s potential role as head of the FDA threatens women’s access to abortion, birth control and other essential health services. Throughout his career, Gottlieb’s anti-choice and anti-women ideology informed his position for a “behind the counter” option for emergency contraception that would require women to present identification in order to receive the health services they need.

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NLIRH: Texas Anti-Sanctuary Cities Law Marks Dark Day In History

AUSTIN, Texas — Despite opposition from law enforcement chiefs of major jurisdictions, members of the business, faith and directly impacted immigrant communities, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed on Sunday a new “show me your papers” law that targets Latinos and immigrants and punishes the undocumented community by enabling local law enforcement to act as deportation agents.

The following is a statement by Nancy Cárdenas, Associate Director for State Policy and Advocacy TX Latina Advocacy Network.

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NLIRH: From White House to U.S. Capitol, GOP-led Government Attacks Women’s Health Care and Reproductive Rights

WASHINGTON, DC — Pressured by President Trump to vote on a health care bill, no matter how bad for consumers, the House passed a measure Thursday that would be a disaster for women and older patients by raising premiums and causing about 24 million people to lose coverage. As many as 15 million people with pre-existing conditions would be left behind.

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On International Workers Day, Advocates Demand End of Raids in Front of Virginia ICE Office and Call for #JUSTICEFORALL

FAIRFAX, VA - In the morning of May 1, advocates rallied from the Dunn Loring Metro Station to the front of the Northern Virginia Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Field Office to call for justice and to commemorate International Workers Day.

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