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To Texas Politicians: Support Latina Health, and Our Community Will Support You

If Texas politicians truly want to create support among Latino/as, they should stop making it more difficult for Latinas to get the reproductive health care they’re demanding and desperately need.

If Texas politicians truly want to create support among Latino/as, they should stop making it more difficult for Latinas to get the reproductive health care they’re demanding and desperately need.

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For 37 Years, Reproductive Rights Have Been Unaffordable for Women of Color

The federal Health Equity and Access Under the Law for Immigrant Women and Families Act would lift current barriers lawful immigrants face in accessing affordable health insurance.

On the 37th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, we call on our elected officials to remove restrictions on abortion coverage and help finally fulfill the promise of Roe for women of color.

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Today We Stood #4ImmigrantWomen and Got Arrested

On Thursday morning, we stood outside Congress as part of a group of 100 women leaders, and we demanded "salud, dignidad y justicia"—health, dignity and justice—for immigrant women.

On Thursday morning, we stood outside Congress as part of a group of 100 women leaders, and we demanded “salud, dignidad, y justicia”—health, dignity, and justice—for immigrant women.

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Nevada State Assemblywoman Lucy Flores: Thank You for Speaking Out for Young Latinas

Assemblywoman Lucy Flores.

Your story, of your family struggling to make ends meet, and of the lack of education about sexual and reproductive health, is all too common for young Latinas all over this country—though it’s not always a story that is spoken of out loud.

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‘We Are Beatriz’: Supporting Beatriz, and All the Women Like Her Around the Globe

Jessica González-Rojas speaks at the Vigil today, June 11th 2013.

Beatriz’s struggle to protect her health, live with human dignity, and find justice in a dark time—that struggle is one we cannot forget. The sad reality is, it is also a struggle that is all too common for women across the globe.

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A Gift to Protect Hardworking Mothers: Immigration Reform

Passing immigration reform that honored and included immigrant women would be a truly great Mother’s Day gift.

Passing immigration reform that honored and included immigrant women would be a truly great Mother’s Day gift.

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Beyond Choice: How We Learned to Stop Labeling and Love Reproductive Justice

Some big victories and some small victories, with respect to reproductive rights, show that parts of the country are hoping to expand access to health care, not just limit it.

It seems that mainstream reproductive health and rights groups are realizing the limitations of reductive labels like “pro-choice.” And that’s a good thing.

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Muchisimas Gracias: Latinas Thank Abortion Providers

Today, we take the time to thank these heroes, and all abortion providers, for the role they place in ensuring that every woman is able to make her own decisions about her pregnancy, family and her future.

Doctors, nurses, and clinic staff who provide abortions often face hostile, life-threatening environments, threats to their families, invasions of privacy, and endless legal assaults. That’s why we are taking the time to thank and reflect on the invaluable service these providers give their patients.

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Reflections On My One-Year Anniversary: Latinas Hold the Power and Potential of This Nation’s Future

In the whirlwind of policy debates and activist conferences, it is easy to gloss over the victories we’ve accomplished together this past year. As I look forward to my next year, I’m glad to have such powerful hermanas beside me because we still have much work to tackle. 

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Moving Forward: What the Landmark SCOTUS Decision on Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law Means for Immigrant Women

Image by Mexicanso Sin Fronteras on flickr. CC.

As the recent past has demonstrated, anti-choice, anti-immigrant policymakers inevitably seek to undermine our civil rights by attacking our most marginalized first, and we must be prepared to respond. It is imperative for us all to now act together in solidarity.

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