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Las latinas desempeñaron un papel importante en las elecciones del 2012

Las Latinas y otras mujeres de color desempeñaron un papel histórico en la elección anoche, ayudando al Presidente Obama a asegurar victorias claves en estados como Ohio, Virginia, Nevada, y Colorado. Mientras los analistas de los medios han notado el significado del voto de la mujer, en realidad fueron los votos de las mujeres de color que proporcionaron el margen para ganar: 76 por ciento de las latinas y 96 por ciento de las mujeres afro-americanas votaron por Obama.

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AZ bill would require hospital workers to police immigration

Today, the National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) condemns legislation introduced into the Arizona legislature by Rep. Steve Smith (R-Maricopa) that would require hospital workers to determine the citizenship of patients without insurance information. This is a misguided bill that targets and stigmatizes immigrants and will make it more difficult for immigrants, including immigrant women and their families, to access important care.

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Derrota de la enmienda Blunt asegura acceso crítico al cuidado de salud

El Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva (NLIRH por sus siglas en inglés) aplaude hoy al senado por rechazar la propuesta extrema del Senador Roy Blunt (R-MO) y defender los derechos de las Latinas al cuidado de salud, incluyendo a servicios para obtener anticonceptivos.

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Reproductive Health and Immigrants’ Rights Advocates Join to Oppose Restrictions on Women’s Health in Homeland Security Bill

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) joins over 50 national, state, and local organizations in condemning the inclusion of a provision (the Aderholt Amendment) in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act, passed last night by the US House of Representatives, that would target reproductive health care for women in detention.

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Over-the-counter birth control will benefit Latina health

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommendation that hormonal birth control (i.e. birth control pills) be sold over-the-counter to increase access and prevent unintended pregnancy would benefit Latina health, according to the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.

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The Affordable Care Act Improves Latina Health

Today, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) celebrates the second anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which dramatically increased healthcare coverage and access to preventive care in this country. For Latinas, who are more likely than other groups to struggle with access to health insurance, the ACA has meant the potential to lead healthier, happier lives.

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National Latina Institute Applauds Groundbreaking Decision to Stop Deporting DREAM Act Youth

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that effective immediately, students and young people with certain qualifications will be considered for relief from deportation or from entering into removal proceedings.

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Broader access to emergency contraception would benefit youth, immigrant Latinas

We applaud the recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics that pediatricians should talk about emergency contraception with teens and make it more broadly available. EC is safe, effective, and an important tool to protect the reproductive health of Latinas.

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La Ley de Cuidado de Salud de Bajo Precio mejora la salud de las latinas

Hoy, el Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva (National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, NLIRH) celebra el segundo aniversario de la aprobación de la Ley de Cuidado de Salud de Bajo Precio (Affordable Care Act, ACA), que aumentó dramáticamente la cobertura de la atención de la salud y el acceso a los cuidados preventivos en este país.

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