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House Appropriations Committee Passes Abortion Restriction for Detained Women

The Aderholt Amendment to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act bans the use of Immigration and Customs Enforcement funds to pay for abortion care for detained women, potentially further limiting immigrant women's access to care.

The Aderholt Amendment to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act bans the use of Immigration and Customs Enforcement funds to pay for abortion care for detained women, potentially further limiting immigrant women’s access to care.

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Why My Fight for Latina Health Took Me All the Way to the UN

Lucy Felix traveled to Geneva to speak before the UN Human Rights Committee last month.

Last month, I traveled to Geneva with our allies from the Center for Reproductive Rights to speak before the UN Human Rights Committee on behalf of all of the women in my Texas community who are suffering from a lack of reproductive health care.

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Seeking Global Justice for a Local Reproductive Injustice

The United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland

Conversations about reproductive rights in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley have been traveling beyond the region—to Austin, Washington, and Geneva, where members of the UN Human Rights Committee recently expressed concern over U.S. policies excluding people from health insurance coverage because of their immigration status.

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Alabama Lawmakers Propose Near-Total Abortion Ban, Other Severe Restrictions

New bills in Alabama would ban abortion as early as six weeks, make it extremely difficult for minors to obtain abortions, make all women wait longer to get one, and force women with fatal fetal anomalies to hear about perinatal hospice options that may not even exist in Alabama.

The new bills would ban abortion as early as six weeks, make it extremely difficult for minors to obtain abortions, make all women wait longer to get an abortion, and force women carrying fetuses with fatal anomalies to hear about perinatal hospice options that may not even exist in the state.

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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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Immigrant Women Deserve Access to Safe Abortion Care, Not a House of Horrors

Just four months after her arrival in the U.S., Karnamaya’s 4-ft-11, 110 pound body lay dead at the clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell (above) in an impoverished Philadelphia neighborhood.

As immigrant women continue to seek better lives in the United States—51 percent of new immigrants are women—we cannot neglect the impact health-care policies and anti-choice legislation have on their lives.

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Latina Teen Pregnancy Surveys Should Avoid Blame

Information about Latina teen pregnancy and childbirth should be presented in a way that enables the public to understand the exact dimension and context of the issue.

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Hyde Amendment Restrictions Impose Harsh Costs on Low-Income Latinas

The White House’s proposed budget condones a two-tier health system, in which women with private health insurance or private funds can exercise their right to an abortion, but poor women cannot.

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Side Effects: Complications at The New York Times from DIY Abortions

Researchers say a recent New York Times piece on off-label misoprostol use misses the point, implying that New York City Latinas are seriously endangering their health while ignoring safe use in countries where abortion is illegal.

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Meeting Women On Their Terms

Immigrant women we talked to in New York City feel alienated from what should in theory be some of the best medical care in the world.

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