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El Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva aplaude introducción del proyecto de ley HEAL for Immigrant Women and Families Act

Hoy, las Representantes Pramila Jayapal y Debra Haaland presentaron el proyecto de ley Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act, legislación que permitiría que beneficiarios de la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA, por sus siglas en inglés) e inmigrantes indocumentados puedan obtener cobertura en los Mercados de Seguro Médico de la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio (conocida por sus siglas en ingles ACA).

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Applauds Introduction of HEAL for Immigrant Women and Families Act

Today, Representatives Pramila Jayapal and Debra Haaland introduced the Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act. The HEAL for Immigrant Women and Families Act would allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and undocumented immigrants to buy plans on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces with access to financial assistance.

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Jessica González-Rojas to step down as Executive Director after eight years of transformative leadership

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we have bittersweet news to share with you. After 13 years at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) and eight years as our fearless and passionate Executive Director, Jessica González-Rojas will be stepping down from her role as of December 1. She has decided the time is now to fight for salud, dignidad and justicia for our community in a different capacity by pursuing new opportunities in public service.

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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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