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Reproductive Justice Advocates Urge Senate Judiciary Panel to Block Confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Washington, D.C. — Today, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH),  In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda and National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), along with 43 reproductive justice organizations, sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging them to reject the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court because of his hostile record on women’s rights, which particularly impacts communities of color.

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El Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva se Opone a los Esfuerzos Para Revocar los Fondos a Planned Parenthood y Revocar la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio

El Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva se Opone a los Esfuerzos Para Revocar los Fondos a Planned Parenthood y Revocar la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio

 

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Opposes Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood and Repeal the Affordable Care Act

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Opposes Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood and Repeal the Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. — Two major House committees today advanced the GOP-led House’s American Health Care Act -- meant to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- that includes defunding Planned Parenthood. Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) issued the following statement:

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Defensores por Derechos de Mujeres e Inmigrantes Lucharon en Contra de Proyectos de Ley Perjudiciales

Miami, FL — El miércoles 8 de Marzo, más de 200 mujeres de todo el estado se movilizaron para marchar en Tallahassee por el Día Internacional de la Mujer en solidaridad con la huelga internacional Día sin Mujeres.

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Celebrates International Women’s Day

Washington, D.C. — In honor of International Women’s Day, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) continues its tradition and will close its offices to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women – particularly of immigrant women. In this spirit, NLIRH will participate today in A Day Without a Woman, a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity as we celebrate our strength and power as a movement.

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Trump’s “Revised” Refugee and Muslim Ban STILL Inhumane and Unconstitutional

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Trump introduced a revised version of his cruel and dangerous executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries and barring refugees from entering the United States. This revised executive order comes less than a month after the U.S.

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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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