May, 2012

Latina Leaders Condemn Restrictions on Women’s Health in Homeland Security Bill

Aderholt Amendment Creates Dangerous and Unnecessary Restrictions on Access to Abortion
05/16/2012

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) condemns House passage of an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill that would prohibit federal funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to provide abortion care for women in ICE detention centers.
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House bill takes VAWA name, leaves Latinas behind

H.R. 4970 strips protection for battered immigrants, LGBTQ Latinas/os
05/16/2012

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) condemns House passage of legislation that eradicates protections that have been available to immigrant victims of violence for almost twenty years and fails to include critical provisions to protect LGBTQ individuals experiencing intimate partner violence and other forms of abuse. H.R. 4970, which passed the House on a party line vote, was presented as a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), but in fact would roll back the protections established by that legislation.
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Hearing on DC Abortion Ban Excludes Rep. Norton; Highlights Harms of Proposal

H.R. 3803 attacks DC home rule and puts women's health in danger
05/18/2012

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) expressed concern today that Representative Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-DC) was blocked from testifying at a Judiciary Subcommittee hearing to consider an unconstitutional ban on abortion in Washington, DC. The bill, H.R. 3803, prohibits women in the District of Columbia from accessing abortion care at and after 20 weeks of fertilization and imposes severe criminal and civil penalties for medical providers. Read more »

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health praises Senators for standing with military women

Amendment allows for crucial reproductive care for women in the military
05/29/2012

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health applauds the Senators who voted in favor of an amendment that would allow for women in the military to pay for an abortion using their insurance if they experience rape or incest.
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Vote Down of PRENDA a Win for Immigrant Women

Bill stigmatized women of color, encouraged scrutiny of women’s choices.
05/31/2012

(New York, NY)—The National Coalition for Immigrant Women's Rights applauds the members of Congress who stood up for women’s health by voting down the “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act,” known as PRENDA.

As organizations representing thousands of women of color, and as women of color ourselves, we work every day to fight sex discrimination and racial stereotyping in all its forms. Read more »