Enero, 2012

NAPAWF Applauds Obama Administration for Rules Change to Keep Families Together

National Asians Pacific American Women's Forum, 01/10/2012

API women won a major immigrant rights victory last week when officials within the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a proposed rule change that would allow undocumented immigrants to stay in the US while they apply for a waiver to remain with their families until they receive permission to obtain a green card.  They would then return to their native country to get their green card with a visa that would allow them to return to the US more quickly than they can today. Read more »

SURVEY: Strong Majority of Latinos Oppose Political Interference on Abortion Issue

Hispanically Speaking News, 01/18/2012

A new survey conducted by Lake Research Partners found that strong majorities of Latino voters opposed politicians interfering in personal, private decisions about abortion, affirmed that they would offer support to a close friend or family member who had an abortion, and are willing to disagree with church leaders on abortion. Read more »

What We're Reading This Morning

Women Are Watching- Planned Parenthood, 01/19/2012

Good Morning everyone! With only a few days until Saturday’s South Carolina primary, the conservative candidates are doing their darndest to make sure everyone knows just how conservative they are on the issues. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Guttmacher Institute, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and the Reproductive Health Technologies Project have released some intriguing reports. Here’s what we’re reading this morning…
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Obama Administration: One year for religious exemption to birth control provision

Deseret News, 01/20/2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — There will be no permanent exemptions for the majority of religious organizations that don't want to provide birth control as part of employee health care.

Instead, the Obama administration has agreed to a one-year delay before the new rule is enforced. Read more »

En las noticias

Encuesta: Lo que piensan los latinos sobre el aborto

AOL Latino, 01/20/2012

Una nueva encuesta llevada a cabo por Lake Research Partners descubrió que fuertes mayorías de votantes latinos se oponen a que los políticos interfieran en las decisiones personales y privadas con respecto al aborto, señalaron que ofrecerían su apoyo a un amigo cercano o familiar que tuviese un aborto, y están dispuestos a discrepar con los líderes de la Iglesia sobre el aborto.
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Poll: Majority of Latina/o population supports reproductive rights

American Independent , 01/20/2012

A new survey released from the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health found that “strong majorities” of Latina/os registered to vote support “access to legal abortion, affirm that they would offer support to a close friend or family member who had an abortion, and oppose politicians interfering in personal, private decisions about abortion,” the group reports. Read more »

Obama Administration Does the Right Thing, Finally, on Contraceptive Coverage

RH Reality Check, 01/20/2012

Today, the Obama Administration took a long-overdue stand on women's rights to basic reproductive and sexual health care by making a final ruling on contraceptive coverage under health reform. The decision requires that the vast majority of employer-based health insurance plans must cover preventive services for women including contraception without charging a co-pay, co-insurance or a deductible. Read more »

National Latina Institute Applauds Obama Decision to Uphold Birth Control Coverage

Hispanically Speaking News, 01/22/2012

This week, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) celebrated the Obama Administration’s decision to require that health plans cover preventive health care, including birth control, with no co-pays. Read more »

Latino Voters and the Abortion Myth

Politic365, 01/23/2012

It has often been said that Latino voters are socially conservative although they may lean more progressively on issues like immigration and access to education. This line of thought probably goes back to the Reagan years when he said: “Hispanics are already Republican. They just don’t know it yet.” Many Latinos are Roman Catholic or belong to evangelical churches, so the assumption that they are pro-life makes sense on its surface. Read more »

En las noticias

Continúa controversia por inclusion de anticonceptivos en planes de seguros

Telemundo, 01/24/2012

La decisión del presidente Barack Obama de exigir que los planes de seguro médico preventivo incluyan métodos anticonceptivos ha provocado reacciones encontradas y la "promesa", tanto de organizaciones a favor como en contra, de seguir luchando por revocarla o mantenerla.
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Survey Shows Latinos Aligning Themselves With More Liberal Views On Abortion

Huffington Post- Latino Voices, 01/24/2012

A majority of Latino voters -- 74 percent -- agree that a woman has a right to make her own personal decisions about abortion without the interference of government, according to a recent survey by the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and the Reproductive Health Technologies Project. The data shows that a majority of Latinos in the U.S. hold a sympathetic view in regards to abortion.
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Latina Advocacy Group Launches New Campaign, “¡Soy Poderosa!”

PR Web, 01/27/2012

This week, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) launched a new civic engagement campaign to engage, mobilize, and highlight civic participation by Latinas, their families, and their communities. The campaign, ¡Soy Poderosa! Igniting Latina Power for Health, Dignity and Justice, will roll out nationwide with activities coming to a peak in August during the Third Annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice and continuing beyond the November elections. Read more »