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Public Charge Rule is the Latest Act of Cruelty Toward Immigrants of Color

The Trump administration published a final regulation that vastly expands the number of immigrants who may be deemed ineligible for lawful permanent residence based on their use of Medicaid and other government services, household income, and other criteria.

Below is a statement from National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Executive Director Jessica González-Rojas:

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Applauds Introduction of Affordability is Access Act

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Senator Patty Murray and Representative Ayanna Pressley introduced the Affordability is Access Act. Ann Marie Benitez, senior director of government relations at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, issued the following statement:

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Condemns the Administration's Attempt to Weaken Anti-Discrimination Protections

Today, the Trump-Pence Administration weakened protections under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that banned discrimination in healthcare and insurance coverage based on gender identity and pregnancy.

Nina Esperanza Serrianne, policy analyst at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, made the following statement about the decision:

“Once again, the Trump administration has shown its total disregard for the dignity of Latinx communities who already face many barriers to consistent, quality healthcare.

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Reproductive Justice organizations express dismay that the Hyde amendment was added to the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies spending bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House Appropriations Committee marked up its Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies spending bill for Fiscal Year 2020. This watershed spending bill reflects several progressive policies that matter to women of color. For the first time in more than 20 years, it includes funding to study gun violence and maternal mortality prevention.

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Applauds Introduction of the Equality Act

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Equality Act, a bill that would ensure federal protections for LGBTQ individuals, was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate with the largest number of supporters yet. More than 280 cosponsors in the House and Senate supported the historic legislation led by Representative David Cicilline and Senator Jeff Merkley.  

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Applauds Reintroduction of the Stop Shackling and Detaining Pregnant Women Act

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Holds ICE Responsible for Stillbirth at Port Isabel Detention Center

Austin, TX — This week, a 24-year-old Honduran woman went into premature labor at 27 weeks pregnant and had a stillbirth at the Port Isabel Detention Center. Nancy Cárdenas Peña, State Policy Associate Director, Texas Latina Advocacy Network (TX LAN) of National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), issued the following statement in response:

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Condemns Action Harming Access to Reproductive Health Care Services

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Trump-Pence administration released a copy of their harmful final rule that ends the Title X program as we know it. Title X is the only family planning program dedicated solely to providing comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services to individuals living with low-incomes and who are uninsured or underinsured.

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The Virginia Latina Advocacy Network Will Keep Fighting for the Reproductive Health Equity Act

RICHMOND, VA -- Today, the Reproductive Health Equity Act was heard in the Senate and House Commerce and Labor Committee after being introduced in the Senate by Senator Mamie Locke and the House by Delegate Marcia Price. Although the bill did not pass the committees, the Virginia Latina Advocacy Network (VA LAN) of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) celebrates Virginia’s proactive efforts to improve reproductive health care for thousands of Virginians.

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NLIRH Applauds Judge’s Decision to Protect Access to Birth Control

Washington, D.C.— Monday afternoon, a federal court in Pennsylvania issued a nationwide injunction, blocking the Trump-Pence Administration's attempt to rollback the birth control mandate of the Affordable Care Act.  This decision comes on the heels of a Sunday night ruling from a federal court in California that blocked the rules in 13 states, including Virginia and New York, and the District of Columbia. Without these preliminary injunctions, the harmful rules would have taken effect, impacting millions of Latinxs and their ability to access contraception.

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