January, 2013

Immigrant Women’s Advocates Applaud New Family Unity Immigration Policy

New Obama Administration Policy Eases Separation and Burden for Immigrant Families
01/03/2013

The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) applauds a new Obama Administration immigration policy, as it will advance family unity and integration for immigrant women and their families. Read more »

73 Organizations Ask President Obama to Lift Restrictions on Abortion Coverage in 2014 Budget

01/03/2013

A diverse group of 73 national, state and local organizations have asked President Obama to omit all restrictions on coverage and funding for abortion services from the president’s proposed FY 2014 Budget when he submits it to Congress. The organizations, representing health care providers, youth, people of color, faith communities, reproductive health advocates and others, believe that every woman – whether she has public or private health insurance – should have access to abortion coverage so that she can make personal health decisions based on what is best for her and her family. Read more »

Latina health advocates condemn new attack on birthright citizenship

Legislation introduced by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) would target immigrant families
01/08/2013

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) condemns new federal legislation introduced by Representative Steve King (R-IA) that seeks to deny 14th amendment rights to citizenship and targets immigrant families. The bill (HR-140) would deny birthright citizenship to children of some immigrant parents. Read more »

Comunicado de prensa

Defensoras Latinas de la salud condenan nuevo ataque al derecho de ciudadanía por nacimiento

La legislación introducida por el Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) apuntaría a las familias inmigrantes
01/08/2013

El Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva (NLIRH, por sus siglas en inglés) condena la nueva legislación federal introducida por el Representante Steve King (R-IA) que busca denegar el derecho de ciudadanía de la enmienda 14ª y apunta a las familias inmigrantes. El Proyecto de ley (HR-140) negaría el derecho de ciudadanía por nacimiento a niños y niñas de algunos padres inmigrantes. Read more »

Latina health advocates commemorate cervical cancer awareness month

Calls for improved access to competent, compassionate preventive care for all Latinas
01/17/2013

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is proud to commemorate January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of NLIRH, issued the following statement: Read more »

Latino/as say “Yo Te Apoyo” (“I support you”) in honor of Roe anniversary

Outdated myths remain; Latino/as stand together to show community supports Latinas
01/22/2013

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is launching a first-of-its-kind campaign, “Yo Te Apoyo,” (“I support you”) to correct outdated assumptions about Latino/as and reproductive care. Read more »

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Latinos y Latinas dicen “Yo Te Apoyo” en honor al aniversario de Roe

Mitos obsoletos se mantienen; Los Latinos y las Latinas se unen para demostrar que la comunidad apoya a las Latinas
01/22/2013

En honor al 40 aniversario de la importante decisión de Roe v. Wade, El Instituto Nacional de Latinas Para la Salud Reproductiva (NLIRH, por sus siglas en inglés) está lanzando la campaña “Yo Te Apoyo”, la primera en su categoría, para corregir suposiciones obsoletas sobre los Latinos y las Latinas y la salud reproductiva. Read more »

AZ bill would require hospital workers to police immigration

Bill would have chilling effect on care for pregnant women, victims of violence
01/25/2013

Today, the National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) condemns legislation introduced into the Arizona legislature by Rep. Steve Smith (R-Maricopa) that would require hospital workers to determine the citizenship of patients without insurance information. This is a misguided bill that targets and stigmatizes immigrants and will make it more difficult for immigrants, including immigrant women and their families, to access important care.
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Immigrant women’s advocates announce principles for inclusive, humane immigration reform

Advocates applaud commitment from Congress, White House on immigration reform, recognize gaps for immigrant women’s health and rights
01/29/2013

Today, the National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) and organizations concerned with women’s rights across the country released Statement of Principles on Women and Immigration Reform. Read more »