News Archive: January 2011

Experts Again Recommend Full Coverage of Contraception in Healthcare

We encouraged the inclusion of contraception in the definition of preventive services at The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) second public hearing on the definition of preventive health services for women last week. Our testimony asked the committee to include contraception in its definition of preventive services, a step that would treat contraception like any other preventive service and thereby require that it be available without a co-payment. Although several groups attempted to persuade the committee to not cover contraception, many organizations eloquently elevated women’s voices including Raising Women’s Voices, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, American Civil Liberties Union, and Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.
Read more »

NAPAWF, NLIRH, and RHTP Oppose the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”

Bill would severely limit access to important reproductive health services for women, particularly women of color and immigrant women

January 20, 2011 (Washington, DC) -- The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), and the Reproductive Health Technologies Project (RHTP) strongly oppose H.R.3 which was introduced in the House of Representatives today.  

Read more »

Take action to protect health care reform

The new leadership in Congress has set out a very dangerous agenda and the health, dignity and rights of women and immigrants are particularly threatened.

First in the order of priorities for the new Congress is to repeal the landmark health care reform legislation passed in March of last year. Read more »

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Statement on the Tragedy in Arizona

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) offers our deepest condolences and solidarity to the families and victims of the assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-8). Read more »

National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights: Defending Our Children and Families

NLIRH, as part of the National Coalition for Immigrant Women's Rights, issued this statement regarding the recent anti-immigrant strategies. 

National leaders in the movement for women’s rights and equality are denouncing the dehumanizing anti-immigrant rhetoric and unjust attacks on basic human rights, including citizenship.

Anti-immigrant lawmakers and groups have prioritized targeting the children of immigrants, despite constitutional protections under the 14th amendment.

“Instead of focusing on real problems facing America, it is telling that these lawmakers have made targeting women and babies their first act of the new year,” said Miriam Yeung of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum.

Read more »