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Reproductive Justice and Latino Heritage Month 2011: The Work of Harmony Santana

A series for Latino Heritage Month which will highlight Latin@s who impact the reproductive justice movement in various ways.

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What’s the Real Problem Regarding the Scapegoating of Immigrant Women?

As part of this year’s Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice NLIRH is hosting a blog carnival centered around the topic of immigrant women. The question we’ve posed:  “What’s the real problem” when it comes to the scapegoating of immigrant women?

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Groundbreaking Bill Integrates Pregnancy and Violence Prevention Strategies for Young People of Color

Today a groundbreaking bill was introduced in Congress with a first-ever policy approach that combines teen dating violence prevention and teen pregnancy prevention in communities of color.

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For Latinas, The IOM Recommendations on Women’s Health Represent a Big Win

Virtually every one of the IOM recommendations will greatly benefit Latina women. whether they are seeking to plan and space pregnancies, have healthy pregnancies, keep their infants healthy, or get basic preventive healthcare.

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The Triumph Over Racist Billboards in Oakland: We Did It Together

On behalf of all of us who have worked on the campaign to remove the racist, anti-choice billboards in Oakland, I want to say thank you for all you did. There’s more work to do, but the billboards are gone. And we did it together.

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Dangerous Distortions: Anti-Choice Fascists and Third World Allies

On a recent Los Angeles talk radio show Louisiana state legislator John LaBruzzo lamented the “massacre” of millions of “baby women” by abortion. In this fascist’s warped mind abortion infringes on the civil rights of fetuses.

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New Billboards Attack Latinas’ Health, Rights, and Dignity

Last week the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles launched an antiabortion billboard campaign in Los Angeles, California, that assails Latinas who decide abortion is the best decision for themselves and their families. Some billboards have come down but the struggle for self-determination continues.

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The Racist Billboads Are Coming for You

New billboard targets latinas with anti-abortion messages. And if you don’t speak out about this racist propaganda, they will target you next.

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Demystifying Latina Sexualities

An overview of a presentation I provided for Semana de la Latina at the University of Maryland on Latina sexualities.

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Gaga Fans: Please Explain

I don’t usually follow Lady Gaga, but the lyrics of a recent song contain language suggesting bias and discrimination against Latinos, transgendered and gay persons.

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