February, 2012

National Latina Institute Condemns Senator Rubio's Bill Denying Birth-Control Coverage to Women

Bill introduced today by Sen. Rubio would add sweeping expansion of birth-control refusal clause, denying popular, preventive service to millions
02/01/2012

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) condemns the bill introduced today by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) that would add a sweeping expansion to the birth-control refusal clause under the new Affordable Care Act. Read more »

Komen Decision May Deny Care For Latinas

Komen Foundation discontinues funds to Planned Parenthood affiliates, threatening the health of Latinas, the uninsured and low-income women
02/02/2012

Latinas face some of the most serious challenges to getting the help needed to prevent breast cancer, yet the Komen Foundation recently announced it would cut programs that serve Latinas with no other health care options.
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National Latina Institute Applauds Komen's Decision to Reinstate Funds to Planned Parenthood

Komen Foundation funds to Planned Parenthood provide breast cancer screenings for Latinas, the uninsured, and low-income women
02/03/2012

Today, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) celebrates the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation’s decision to reinstate funds to Planned Parenthood affiliates that will provide lifesaving breast cancer prevention, screenings and education to Latinas, the uninsured, and low-income women. Read more »

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Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva Aplaude Decisión de Komen de Restituir Fondos a Planned Parenthood

Fondos para Planned Parenthood de la Fundación Komen proveen exámenes de detección para Latinas, aquellos sin seguro médico, y mujeres de bajos ingresos
02/03/2012

Hoy, el Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva (NLIRH por sus siglas en inglés) celebra la decisión de la Fundación Susan G. Komen for the Cure de restituir los fondos a Planned Parenthood para proveer prevención de cáncer de mama que salva vidas, exámenes de detección, y educación a Latinas, aquellos sin seguro médico, y mujeres de bajos ingresos. Read more »

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health praises White House commitment to contraceptive coverage

Obama decision gives women access without co-pays while providing accommodation to religiously affiliated employers
02/10/2012

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) today praised President Obama’s accommodation on the “religious exemption” clause. The new policy protects women’s health by ensuring they have seamless access to birth control without expensive co-pays while providing accommodation to religiously affiliated employers. Read more »

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Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva aplaude el compromiso de la Casa Blanca con los anticonceptivos

Decisión de Obama da a las mujeres acceso sin co-pagos mientras acomoda empleadores con vínculos religiosos
02/10/2012

El Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva (NLIRH, por sus siglas en inglés) hoy aplaudió el arreglo en la cláusula de “excepciones religiosas.”  La nueva política protege la salud de la mujer asegurando que tengan acceso fluido a los anticonceptivos sin costosos co-pagos mientras provee un arreglo para los empleadores con vínculos religiosos. Read more »

Immigrant Women Stand United in Opposition to Race-based Abortion Ban

02/17/2012

Today, the National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) expressed disappointment over the advancement of the “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act” (H.R. 3541 or PRENDA). The Act was voted out of the House Judiciary Committee and will likely come to a floor vote soon. If passed, PRENDA would demonize women and people of color in an effort to restrict access to abortion care—a dangerous distraction when the country continues to face real and pressing challenges. Read more »

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Condemns Blunt Amendment

Extreme proposal would allow employers to deny coverage for critical health services
02/23/2012

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) today condemned a proposal by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) that would allow any employer or insurer, religiously-affiliated or not, to deny coverage for a broad range of critical health services. The proposal is an amendment (S.AMDT.1520) to the Senate transportation bill (S. 1813) and would dramatically reverse the expansions in health care coverage achieved through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read more »