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Seeking our Next Dynamic and Visionary Leader

Following an exceptional eight years leading the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Silvia Henriquez is stepping down as Executive Director in mid 2011. With unfaltering commitment and ingenuity, Silvia advanced NLIRH’s vision, elevating the voice of Latinas in the fight for reproductive rights and justice.

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President Obama Unveils Health Care Proposal

President Obama unveiled his proposal for health care reform Monday in an effort to jumpstart the bill before his planned summit with both Republicans and Democrats on Thursday.

Not much has changed. President Obama sticks with the Senate bill in almost every way.  Some of items that stay the same in the President’s plan include the Senate’s recommendations regarding immigrants, Puerto Rico and abortion coverage.  The Senate version of the health care reform legislation includes the problematic Nelson-Casey provision that would place tremendous bureaucratic obstacles for abortion to be included in insurance offered in the new health care marketplace. In addition, undocumented immigrants and U.S. citizens who live in Puerto Rico would not be able to use their own money to buy a plan in the new health insurance marketplace.

 

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It's not too late to take action on health care reform!

Health care reform legislation is being debated right now, and your representatives need to hear from you!

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Thanks for the budget President Obama, but isn't 33 years of Hyde enough?

On Monday, President Obama delivered the proposed budget for fiscal year 2011 to Congress.  

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Every year on March 8th, we celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women – past, present and future. While every day should be International Women’s Day, today marks the day that we celebrate ordinary women as makers of herstory — a “day rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men,” the United Nations says.

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President Obama Hosts Health Care Reform Summit

On Monday, February 21st, President Obama unveiled the proposed health care reform plan that was discussed by Congress during the bi-partisan health care summit that took place on February 25th. The President hosted the six hour televised summit on health care reform where he brought together Republican and Democratic leaders to hammer out key provisions in the President’s proposal and offer new ideas and solutions.

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Stupak-like ban on abortion coverage for women with pre-existing conditions

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is outraged that the Obama administration decided to apply a Stupak-like ban on abortion coverage for women with serious health problems who have no other choice but to use high-risk insurance pools.

Last Thursday the Obama Administration went beyond already harmful provisions restricting abortion in the law and in his Executive Order by declaring a ban on abortion coverage in High Risk Pools except in cases of rape, incest or danger to the woman’s life.

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