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NLIRH Condemns Judge’s ACA Health Care Decision

Washington, D.C.— The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas has ruled the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional in the case of Texas v. Azar. In February 2018, the Attorney General of Texas and 19 other states filed this suit and argued that the removal of the ACA’s individual mandate tax penalty, set to go into effect in 2019, invalidates the entirety of the ACA.

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NLIRH Applauds Passage of Ground-Breaking Maternal Deaths Bill

Washington, D.C.— Yesterday the Senate passed H.R. 1318, The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act.  When signed into law, this groundbreaking legislation will establish a grant program through the CDC to enable all states to set up task forces to study the causes of maternal mortality and to help standardize maternal death data.  

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

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Mourns Loss of Former U.S. Representative Ed Pastor

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Today, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) mourns the loss of U.S. representative Ed Pastor, Arizona’s first Latino member of Congress, and celebrates his legacy. Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director of NLIRH, issued the following statement:

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Applauds the Introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) applauds the Senate introduction of The Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018 (HEAA). The bill focuses on eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities and serves as the benchmark of how health equity advocates and Congress see to comprehensively achieve health equity in the United States.

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HHS Proposed Rules are a Blatant Attack Against Latinx Access to Abortion Care

Washington, D.C. — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rule that will make it nearly impossible for health insurance plans that are a part of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) insurance Marketplaces to cover abortion care. The proposed rule would place heavy burdens on insurers to dissuade them from offering abortion coverage and will cause confusion among consumers, who would be forced to navigate two separate bills and two separate payments.

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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Celebrates Historic Wins for Women of Color Candidates in 2018 Midterm Elections; The Fight Continues

Washington, D.C. — Women of color candidates made history in the 2018 midterm elections. For the first time there is a record-breaking wave of women of color elected who have never seen any representation in Congress.

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El Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva celebra victorias históricas para mujeres candidatas de color en las elecciones intermedias de 2018; La lucha continúa

Washington, D.C. — Las mujeres candidatas de color hicieron historia en las elecciones intermedias de 2018. Por primera vez, una ola de mujeres de color sin precedentes, quienes nunca antes habían visto ninguna representación en el Congreso, fueron elegidas.

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El Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva lanza encuesta nacional de votantes latinas/os sobre anticonceptivos y aborto

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Una nueva encuesta lanzada hoy encontró que la gran mayoría de votantes latinas/os (86%) consideran los métodos anticonceptivos parte de la atención médica preventiva para las mujeres. En contraste, un 82% no ven los métodos anticonceptivos desde una perspectiva religiosa, incluyendo el 76% de las personas católicas que respondieron.

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Releases National Latina/o Voter Poll on Contraception and Abortion

WASHINGTON, DC — New polling released today found that the vast majority of Latina/o voters  (86%) consider birth control part of preventive health care for women. In contrast, (82%) does not see birth control through a religious lens, including 76% of Catholic respondents. The national poll, which surveyed 1,043 Latina/o registered voters, was conducted by PerryUndem and commissioned by the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH).

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Condemns Kavanaugh’s Lifetime Appointment

Washington, D.C. — The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) condemns Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate Republican majority confirmed Judge Kavanaugh despite several reports of sexual assault and sexual misconduct, massive opposition from civil and human rights groups, and large-scale public outcry and demonstrations, largely led by women of color. Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director of NLIRH, issued the following statement:

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