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Monday, May 16, 2016

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Zubik v. Burwell

Press Release
Washington
RaeAnn Roca Pickett, Senior Director of Communications & Public Affairs Phone: 202 621 1409 Email: raeann@latinainstitute.org

Washington, D.C. —Today, the Supreme Court sent back to the lower courts challenges to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which would allow contraception access to employees of religiously affiliated nonprofits. Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), issued the following statement: 
 
“The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is disappointed that thousands of employees must continue to wait for a clear ruling on their access to reproductive healthcare. We are glad that the Supreme Court has allowed for the employees who work for petitioners to receive the benefits of the ACA, including access to contraception. We hope the lower courts will maintain these rights and urge employers to reconsider their position. NLIRH will continue to ensure access to the human right to reproductive healthcare through federal law regardless of where they work. This fight continues while the Senate refuses to do its job and grant a hearing to completely staff the Court.” 
 
For more information on how NLIRH is working to protect, enroll and ensure access, visit us at latinainstitute.org or on Facebook and Twitter @NLIRH. 
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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is the only national reproductive justice organization dedicated to building Latina power to advance health, dignity, and justice for 28 million Latinas, their families and communities in the United States through leadership development, community mobilization, policy advocacy, and strategic communications.