Latina Institute In the News

Texas Abortion Ruling Is a 'Win for Latina Health,' Says the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

Latin Post, 10/29/2013
Texas Abortion Ruling
The Texas abortion ruling sheds light on pro-choice movements a

Hyde abortion restrictions targeted

The Washington Times, 09/26/2013


The Hyde amendment marks its 37th anniversary Monday, and pro-choice groups and their allies are determined to see it repealed before it hits its 40th. The measure — named for the late Rep. Henry Hyde, Illinois Republican — prohibits federal dollars from subsidizing most abortions in the Medicaid program for poor women.

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Invisible Immigrants: What Will Immigration Reform Mean for Migrant Women?

Dissent Magazine, 04/24/2013

Patricia thought she had crossed the border to a land where she could finally earn a good living. She ended up in one of the worst places to be a woman. As a migrant farmworker, she was brutalized and raped by her supervisor, then left pregnant and alone. Her fear of her abuser was nearly matched by her fear of retaliation if she revealed her secret. Read more »

Immigrants Are Literally Swimming to Mexico for Reproductive Healthcare

Jezebel, 04/24/2013

Let's talk about what immigration reform means for migrant women's rights. According to a policy analysis by the Latina Institute (via this excellent Dissent piece) “the majority of undocumented immigrant women do not have access to affordable health insurance,” and “immigrant women are less likely to receive adequate reproductive health care, including cervical and breast cancer screening and treatment, family planning services, HIV/AIDS testing and treatment, accurate sex education and culturally and linguistically competent services.” Even immigrants that have green cards usually wait five years to qualify for basic Medicaid programs. Read more »

Emergency Contraceptive Ruling Is a Huge Victory for All Women, Particularly Minorities

Highbrow Magazine, 04/22/2013

Women’s health advocates received welcome news earlier this month when a federal judge ruled that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must make the most popular forms of emergency contraception (also known as the morning-after pill) available for all women over-the-counter. That means that any person will now be able to buy emergency contraception for themselves when they need it and without a prescription or proof of age. Read more »