What We Do

Abortion Access

It's important that each of us is able to make our own decisions about pregnancy and parenting, without politicians interfering.

Background

It's important that each of us is able to make our own decisions about pregnancy and parenting, without politicians interfering. In 1973 in the United States, the Supreme Court handed down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which underscored the right to of each person to obtain safe and legal abortion services. This was a historic milestone for women’s health and rights. Unfortunately, the fight for abortion rights did not end with this decision, and since then there have been numerous restrictions passed that have severely limited access to these services and interfere with a woman’s decision-making.

Why It Matters to Latinas

Obstacles including cultural and linguistic differences, and well as restrictions based on age, economic status, immigration status, and geographic location may prohibit many women, especially Latinas and other women of color, from obtaining safe abortion services and from exercising their reproductive freedom. Additionally, with today’s political climate, preserving women’s reproductive rights continues to be an uphill battle. For many Latinas, especially those who are low-income and uninsured, Roe v. Wade is an abstract concept with little bearing on their reality. 

How We Fight for Justice

NLIRH works to expand access to safe and affordable abortion services for all Latinas, regardless of income, places of residence, age, or immigration status.