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Monday, October 28, 2013

Overall, Texas ruling a win for Latina health

Press Release
Erin White, 212-255-2575 / erin@caminopr.com

Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, released the following statement in response to today’s ruling that blocked two key pieces of Texas’ controversial abortion law:

“These laws were nothing more than medically unnecessary attempts to block women from accessing important health care. As is often the case, these misguided restrictions would have disproportionately hurt the health of Latinas and women of color, who already face far too many barriers to care. Overall, today’s ruling is a win for Latina health.

“Even though the judge has said that the FDA protocol is ‘clearly more burdensome for women,’ Texas legislators are continuing to play doctor and ensure that many women will not be able to use a safer-evidence based protocol for medication abortion. The last thing Latinas need are more barriers to reproductive care.”

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is the only national organization working on behalf of the reproductive health and justice of the 24 million Latinas, their families and communities in the United States through public education, community mobili